Our research focuses on identifying neuronal pathways in the central regulation of energy homeostasis and, when that regulation goes wrong, obesity-induced hypertension.
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 ...
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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