Columbia University Professor and Chair to Receive Frontiers in Science Award from AACE

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 1:26 pm EDT


Austin, Texas
"I am truly honored to receive this award from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists"

Gerard Karsenty, MD, PhD, the Paul A. Marks, MD Professor and Chair, Department of Genetics and Development at Columbia University School of Medicine is the 2017 recipient of the AACE Frontiers in Science Award. Dr. Karsenty is slated to receive his award on Thursday, May 4, during the AACE 26th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress, in Austin, Texas. In addition, Dr. Karsenty will open the 26th Annual Congress with his lecture on “But Why Bone?”

The Frontiers in Science Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated exemplary contributions to their individual profession or area of expertise.

An endocrinologist and research scientist, Dr. Karsenty has long had an interest in bone differentiation. His laboratory has studied every aspect of skeletal biology ranging from cell differentiation to function, and deciphered the molecular bases of osteoblast-specific gene expression, a work that culminated in his identification of Runx2, as the master gene of osteoblast differentiation. In the last 15 years, his research has been focused on bone physiology and in particular on demonstrating that bone is an endocrine organ.

Dr. Karsenty received his medical degree from Paris Descartes University or Medical School Paris V, Paris, France, and his doctorate from Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris VI. He currently serves as Editor of many prestigious medical journals including the American Journal of Physiology; Bone; Developmental Cell; Cell Metabolism, Genes and Development, and Journal of Cell Biology.

I am truly honored to receive this award from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists,” said Dr. Karsenty. “As a trained physician it is extremely rewarding to be recognized by my peers for my work on the role of the skeleton on whole body physiology.


About the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) represents more than 7,000 endocrinologists in the United States and abroad. AACE is the largest association of clinical endocrinologists in the world. A majority of AACE members are certified in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism and concentrate on the treatment of patients with endocrine and metabolic disorders including diabetes, thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, growth hormone deficiency, cholesterol disorders, hypertension and obesity. Visit our site at

About the American College of Endocrinology (ACE)

The American College of Endocrinology (ACE) is the educational and scientific arm of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE). ACE is the leader in advancing the care and prevention of endocrine and metabolic disorders by: providing professional education and reliable public health information; recognizing excellence in education, research and service; promoting clinical research and defining the future of Clinical Endocrinology. For more information, please visit