Dr. Stephen O’Rahilly is a professor of Clinical Biochemistry and Medicine and Head of the Department of Clinical Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge where he also directs the MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit in the Wellcome-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science. He qualified in Medicine from University College Dublin, and continued his post-graduate training at Oxford University and Harvard Medical School. In 1991, O’Rahilly joined the faculty at Cambridge University where he studies human metabolic and endocrine diseases. O’Rahilly is known for his work in identifying novel extreme human metabolic phenotypes, and identifying genes important in metabolic function and dysfunction.
For his scientific contributions, O’Rahilly was elected as a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (1999), and the Royal Society (2003). He also became a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences (2011), was knighted in the 2013 Birthday Honors for services to medical research and was the 2019 Banting Medal Recipient for Scientific Achievement of the American Diabetes Association. Visit his lab website and learn more about O’Rahilly’s research.