Chief Scientific Officer / Board Member
Atul is a physician-scientist and medical geneticist specializing in rare genetic disorders of metabolism and energy balance, as well as an expert on metabolic and hormonal diseases such as obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome and certain inborn errors of metabolism. He was crucial to the discovery of asprosin, a hormone that controls appetite and glucose levels. Aceragen is proud to have him as CSO and on the board where his scientific knowledge and research vision can guide us.
Atul’s lab at the Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University studies every facet of asprosin biology – synthesis, secretion, blood dynamics, CNS and hepatic receptors, and manipulation to treat disease. He continues to establish and develop institutions focused on translational research.