Jesse Roth, MD http://www.feinsteininstitute.org/our-researchers/jesse-roth-md-facp/, head of the Laboratory for Diabetes and Diabetes-Related Research at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research http://www.feinsteininstitute.org and professor of Medicine at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, recently received an honorary degree from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. The Weizmann Institute is one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary research institutes, noted for its groundbreaking medical and technological innovations.
Recognized along with six other influential researchers and financial leaders, Dr. Roth was honored for his world-renowned diabetes research on insulin receptors and other molecules of intercellular communication that have become the foundation for understanding endocrine disorders today. His findings have been instrumental in furthering the understanding of the roles of insulin and andrenocorticotropin receptors. Most notably, Dr. Roth and his colleagues discovered that defects in the insulin receptor, both genetic and acquired, produce disease states in humans, a breakthrough for understanding other disorders that arise from defects in cell surface receptors.
Dr. Roth’s research continues to influence the scientific and academic communities, as he continues to pioneer new research and inspire the next generation of scientific leaders.