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Dr. Pfluger’s academic research is directed towards elucidating molecular mechanisms that regulate the CNS control of energy and glucose homeostasis. His most recent work focuses on exploring the epigenetic control of weight cycling and the enigma that is leptin resistance.

He earned his Master in Human and Environmental Toxicology at the University of Konstanz, Germany, subsequently graduated in Biochemistry of Micronutrients at the German Institute of Human Nutrition, University of Potsdam, Germany, and continued his education as postdoctoral fellow at the Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati. In summer 2009, he was awarded a faculty position as Research Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Internal Medicine, University of Cincinnati, OH. In October 2011 he returned to Europe to serve as Associate Director of the Institute for Diabetes and Obesity at the Helmholtz Centre Munich, Germany. In April 2015, he was appointed head of the Research Unit NeuroBiology of Diabetes at the Helmholtz Center Munich, Germany. Since July 2019, he is an Associate Professor at the TUM School of Medicine.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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