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Henry H. Ruiz, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
NYU Langone Health

After attaining his Masters of Philosophy degree in Behavioral Neuroscience and Doctoral degree in Neuropsychology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, Dr. Henry H. Ruiz’s postdoctoral research at Mount Sinai focused on unveiling a pathophysiological link between Alzheimer’s disease and metabolic dysfunction. During his postdoctoral tenure in the Diabetes Research Program at the New York University (NYU) and as part of the work proposed in his NIDDK K01 career development award, Dr. Ruiz has been studying the role of advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs) and their receptor (RAGE) in the pathogenesis of obesity and insulin resistance. Dr. Ruiz is currently an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Medicine at NYU with the immediate goal of obtaining a tenure-track faculty position at an institution where he can continue his current work and in the long term, develop a research program focused on understanding central nervous system regulation of glucose and lipid metabolism and how these processes are dysregulated by AGEs.

Research Area(s):

Metabolic Disease

Research Keywords:

# Obesity
# Adipose Tissue Biology
# Neuroendocrinology
# Insulin Resistance
# Glucose and Lipid Metabolism

Mentor: Lori Sussel, PhD

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