University of Basel , Biochemistry
Graduate School
University of Basel (1988), Biology
Graduate School
University of Basel (1992)

Research Interest

  • Adipocytes
  • Angiogenesis
  • Beta Cells
  • Breast Cancer
  • Intracellular Protein Trafficking


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Adiponectin as an independent predictor of the presence and degree of hepatic steatosis in the Dallas Heart Study.
Turer AT, Browning JD, Ayers CR, Das SR, Khera A, Vega GL, Grundy SM, Scherer PE J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 2012 Jun 97 6 E982-6
Dichotomous effects of VEGF-A on adipose tissue dysfunction.
Sun K, Wernstedt Asterholm I, Kusminski CM, Bueno AC, Wang ZV, Pollard JW, Brekken RA, Scherer PE Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2012 Apr 109 15 5874-9
Altered mitochondrial function and metabolic inflexibility associated with loss of caveolin-1.
Asterholm IW, Mundy DI, Weng J, Anderson RG, Scherer PE Cell Metab. 2012 Feb 15 2 171-85

Honors & Awards

  • J. Dennis McGarry Award for Outstanding Healthcare Professional
    American Diabetes Association, North Texas (2012)
  • OÂ’Donnell Award in Medicine
    TAMEST (The Academy of Medicine, Engin. & Science of Texas) (2012)
  • Pfizer Visiting Professorship
    University of Washington, Seattle (2010)
  • Vladimir Nigrovic Award of Excellence
    University of Toledo (2009)
  • Advanced Studies Distinguished Visiting Scholar
    University of Warwick Institute (2008)
  • Texas Stars Award
    University of Texas (2007)
  • Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award
    Lilly Award - American Diabetes Association (2005)
  • Irma T. Hirschl/Monique Weill-Caulier Trust Research Award

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology