Congratulations to Prof Krishna (Krish) Chatterjee who has been awarded a CBE in the King’s New Year Honours 2023 for his services to people with endocrine disorders. He is Professor of Endocrinology at the University of Cambridge, a past President of the British Thyroid Association, as well as a former BTF trustee (2017-2020).
Prof Chatterjee has been credited with changing our understanding of the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis. His team at the Wellcome-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science, Cambridge has a focus on genetic and molecular endocrinology. Their research into rare hormone disorders includes Resistance to Thyroid Hormone (RTH) and PPARgamma gene defects associated with lipodystrophic insulin resistance.
He said: ‘I am delighted that my contributions to endocrine disorders have been honoured in this way. This also represents the efforts of many scientists and clinical colleagues in Cambridge and internationally, with whom I have worked over the years. Together with the patients participating in our research, we strive to advance knowledge and outcomes in rare hormone disorders.’
We are pleased to have supported three research studies undertaken by Prof Chatterjee’s team through our BTF Annual Research Award. These are: