The Neurobiology of Obesity program encompasses research of the regulation of body composition by circulating factors. Specific areas of support include:
- Endocrinology of body composition including interactions between nutrition, exercise and anabolic hormones
- Neuropeptides and their receptors involved in regulatory pathways controlling feeding behavior, satiety, and energy expenditure
- Interactions between hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and peripheral metabolic signals (e.g., insulin, leptin, glucocorticoids, ghrelin)
- Hypothalamic integration of peripheral endocrine and metabolic signals
- Regulatory networks controlling food intake and energy balance
- Ontogeny of neuronal networks related to obesity
For more information, contact Dr. Sheryl Sato, Director, Neurobiology of Obesity and Developmental Biology.