Anton M. Bennett
Anton M. Bennett
Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Pharmacology and Professor of Comparative Medicine
Yale School of Medicine
Elected to the Academy in 2022


Sir Johns Moore’s University (Liverpool, UK), BSc, 1988, Biochemistry; New York Medical College, MS, 1990, Experimental Pathology and PhD, 1993, Experimental Pathology

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Pioneer in the study of protein tyrosine phosphatases, enzymes that play key roles in cell signaling. His work has identified key roles for the SHP-2 phosphatase in muscle differentiation and for the MKP-1 phosphatase in maintaining liver lipid homeostasis and protecting against hepatic steatosis.


For seminal contributions to our understanding of the signaling mechanisms of protein tyrosine phosphatases and defining their physiological roles in the regulation of myogenesis and metabolism.