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Dr Nina Balthasar

Dr Nina Balthasar

Dr Nina Balthasar
BSc(Bochum), PhD(Lond)

Senior Lecturer

Area of research

Neuronal mechanisms in the regulation of energy homeostasis and its associated disorders

Office E39a
Medical Sciences Building,
University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TD
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 2262

Research summary

Our research focuses on identifying the neuronal mechanisms involved in sensing, integrating and adjusting whole body metabolic state.

Specialized brain structures, including the hypothalamus, sense the body's energy status, integrate this information and elicit an appropriate response to the rest of the body. Recent research has begun to unravel some of the neuronal pathways regulating body weight, but the exact mechanisms by which metabolic signals are sensed by the CNS and translated into a coordinated response are still unclear.

Genome wide association scans in patient populations are identifying more and more novel genes associated with the dysregulation of body ...

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Biography

01. 2007-present       Research Councils UK Academic Research Fellow, University of Bristol, School of Physiology and Pharmacology, UK

11. 2006 - 10. 2010       British Heart Foundation Intermediate Basic Research Fellow, University of Bristol, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, UK

01.-06. 2006       Research Fellow, University of Bristol, Department of Biochemistry, UK

02.-12. 2005      Instructor in Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA USA

11. 2000 - 02.2005       Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Division of Endocrinology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA USA

04. 2001      Ph.D. awarded by University College London, UK ...

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Recent publications

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