Peter Havel

Peter Havel


Molecular Biosciences

3426 Meyer Hall, Davis, CA 95616

1988, BS, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1994, DVM, University of California, School of Veterinary Medicine, Davis
1994, PhD, University of California, Davis
Active Research Grants
Principal Investigator, Adverse effects of dietary sugars - Ad libitum vs energy-balanced diets, (Principal Investigator), NIH/NHLBI
Principal Investigator, Diversity supplement for post-doctoral training for Dr. Candice Price Allister, (Principal Investigator), NIH/NHLBI, (Admin Supp) for post-doctoral training for Dr. Candice Price Allister
Principal Investigator, Adverse effects of dietary sugars – Ad libitum vs energy-balanced diets, (Principal Investigator), NIH/NHLBI, (Admin Supp) for pre-doctoral training for Desiree Sigala
Co-Principal Investigator, Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center (MMPC) At UC Davis, Lloyd (Principal Investigator), NIH/NIDDK
Co-Principal Investigator, Magnamosis, Inc. Magnetic Duodeno-Ileal Bypass for Metabolic Syndrome in Rhesus Monkeys, Harrison (Principal Investigator), NIH/NIDDK
Principal Investigator, Effects of a Novel siRNA Treatment on the Development of Insulin Resistance and Dyslipidemia in Diet-Induced Obese Rhesus Monkeys, (Principal Investigator), Arrowhead Therapeutics, Pasadena, CA
Principal Investigator, Studies on adiponectin signaling in animal models of diabetes and metabolic disease. , (Principal Investigator), Allysta Pharmaceuticals
Honors and Awards
1988-93 NIH Predoctoral Training Fellowship, Dept. of Nutrition, University of California, Davis
1989-1990 New Investigator Travel Awards, The Endocrine Society
1990 University of California Regents' Fellowship, Graduate Division, UC Davis
1990-1993 Achievement Awards for College Scientists (ARCS) researchy fellowships, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
1990, 1991 New Investigator Travel Awards, European Association for the Study of Diabetes
1991 Robert Emrie Smith Memorial Research Fellowship for research achievement, Dept of Physiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
1994 Phi Zeta Honor Society of Veterinary Medicine (Lambda Chapter)
1994 Journal Scholarship Award, Charles Louis Davis Foundation for Advancement of Veterinary and Comparative Pathology for outstanding paper in Veterinary Pathology
1996 New Investigator Award, North American Society for the Study of Obesity
1999 Outstanding Investigator Award, American Federation for Medical Research (Western Section). Presented at the Annual meeting in Carmel, CA
2000 Shih-Chun Wang Award from the American Physiological Society for excellence in physiology research. (Includes $12,000 monetary award for recipient's research program)
2003 Academic Federation Award for Excellence in Research, Academic Federation Committee on Research, University of California, Davis.
2006 Professional Award for original research in Human Nutrition from Grupo Bimbo Panamericano. Award presented in Mexico City, March, 2007.
2009 Pfizer Visiting Professor in Obesity at the University of Colorado, Denver and presented Endocrine Grand Rounds and Renal Grand Rounds in September, 2009
Most Recent Five Book Chapters
2016 Keim NL, Stanhope KL, Havel PJ : Fructose and High Fructose Corn Syrup, Caballero B, Finglas P, Toldra F, (ed), The Encyclopedia of Food and Health, . 119-124.
2016 Stanhope KL, Havel PJ : Effects and Mechanisms of Fructose-Containing Dietary Sugars in the Pathophysiology of Metabolic Syndrome, Bergeron N, Siri-Tarino P, Bray GA, Krauss RM, (ed), Nutrition and Cardiometabolic Health, 1st edition, . 251-74.
2014 Stanhope KL, Havel PJ : Chapter 19: Mechanisms by which Dietary Sugars Influence Lipid Metabolism, Circulating Lipids and Lipoproteins, and Cardiovascular Risk, Goran MI, Tappy L, Le K-A, (ed), In: Dietary Sugars and Health, Boca Raton, FL. 265-380.
2014 Keim NL, Levin RJ, Havel PJ : Chapter 2: Carbohydrates, Ross AC, Caballero B, Cousins RJ, Tucker KL, Ziegler TR, (ed), In: Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease, 11th Edition, Baltimore, MD. 36-57.
2011 Havel PJ, Bremer AA : Endocrine Regulation of energy Homeostasis: Implications for Obesity and diabetes, MS Ríos, JM Ordovás, JA Gutiérrez-Fuentes, (ed), Obesity, . 107-126.
Research Focus
Nutrition, Metabolism, Integrative Physiology, Endocrinology, and Pharmacology.

Application of physiological, biochemical, and molecular approaches for the investigation of endocrine function and the clinical syndromes diabetes and obesity, and cardiovascular disease.

Pharmacological treatment of diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease
Specialty Focus
Physiology and pathophysiology of pancreatic, gastrointestinal and adipocyte hormones, carbohydrate and lipid metabolism in humans and animals, including clinical research and studies in nonhuman primate and rodent models of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease and molecular/biochemical studies using in vitro systems.

Pharmacological and nutritional prevention and treatment of diabetes and obesity, CVD and fatty liver disease (NAFLD/NASH).