Neurobiology of Obesity
Neurobiology of energy balance and clinical studies on non-homeostatic (extra-hypothalamic) contributions to obesity and diabetes.
The Neurobiology of Obesity program encompasses research on the regulation of body composition by circulating factors. Specific areas of support comprise the 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 the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and peripheral metabolic signals (e.g., insulin, leptin, glucocorticoids, ghrelin); the hypothalamic integration of peripheral endocrine and metabolic signals; regulatory networks controlling food intake and energy balance; and the ontogeny of neuronal networks related to obesity.
NIDDK Program Staff
- Brad Cooke, Ph.D. Developmental Neuroendocrinology, Electrophysiology, and Cognitive Neuroscience
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High Impact, Interdisciplinary Science in NIDDK Research Areas (RC2 Clinical Trial Optional)
National Centers for Metabolic Phenotyping in Live Models of Obesity and Diabetes (MPMOD) (U2C - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Coordinating Unit for the National Centers for Metabolic Phenotyping in Live Models of Obesity and Diabetes (MPMOD) (U24 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Analysis, Technology, Leadership, Administration and Science (ATLAS) Center (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Clinical Researchers (LRP-CR)
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