Neuroendocrine Regulation of Feeding and Metabolism
Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine
Our group is interested in the neuroendocrine regulation of feeding and pathogenesis of obesity. We also study neural regulation of peripheral metabolism including lipoprotein and glucose metabolism toward a better understanding of the neural underpinnings of diabetes and metabolic syndrome. We are also increasingly interested in shared mechanisms between obesity and diabetes pathogenesis and common neuropsychiatric co-morbidities. We utilize model systems ranging from neuronal culture to human investigation and techniques involving molecular biology, biochemistry, metabolic clamps, behavioral testing, and imaging.