Appetite

Francis Abboud

Francois M. Abboud, MD

Title/Position
Professor
Edith King Pearson Chair of Cardiovascular Research
Research interests are directed toward the neural regulation of the circulation in pathologic states such as hypertension and heart failure. Specific studies examine the cellular and molecular mechanisms of mechanical activation of baroreceptor neurons and the role of mechanosensitive ion channels...
Huxing Cui

Huxing Cui, PhD

Title/Position
Assistant Professor
We study the neural circuits and intraneuronal signaling mechanisms that regulate appetite, body weight, sleep, and cardiorespiratory function in mice and aim to understand how these regulatory processes go awry in metabolic disorders. To this end, we employee state-of-the-art neuroscience...
Joel Geerling

Joel C. Geerling, MD, PhD

Title/Position
Assistant Professor
In the lab, we use genetic techniques to isolate and manipulate neurons that mediate basic physiologic functions including sleep, appetite, bladder control, and thermoregulation. My focus lies in identifying and deciphering previously unknown connections between neurons in the brainstem and other...
Jon Resch

Jon Resch, PhD

Title/Position
Assistant Professor
We aim to uncover the neural mechanisms underlying the homeostatic regulation of appetite and cardiometabolic physiology. To do so, we use genetically engineered mouse models and Cre-dependent AAVs to specifically map neuronal circuits as well as manipulate and record their activity in order to...
Kamal Rahmouni.

Kamal Rahmouni, PhD

Title/Position
Professor
The work in my laboratory is focused on the neurobiology of metabolism, energy homeostasis and cardiovascular function and related disorders such as obesity, diabetes and hypertension. The central nervous system is a major player in the regulation of energy homeostasis as well as cardiovascular...
Matthew Potthoff

Matthew Potthoff, PhD

Title/Position
Associate Professor
My research program is focused on two strategically developed areas of research. The first is exploring how energy and glucose homeostasis is regulated by novel endocrine pathways. More specifically, we examine how endocrine signals in the periphery communicate with the central nervous system...
Val Sheffield

Val Sheffield, MD, PhD

Title/Position
Professor
My laboratory is interested in identifying and understanding the function of genes, which cause a variety of human disorders. Our research efforts have focused on the molecular genetics of monogenic disorders with focus on hereditary blindness including Bardet-Biedl Syndrome, retinitis pigmentosa...