Dissecting a novel prefrontal cortical pathway regulating feeding behavior

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

PROJECT NARRATIVE Overeating is a significant cause of obesity, but it is unclear what drives the behavior. Human imaging studies investigating obesity indicate a role for the prefrontal cortex, a region of the brain involved in executive functions, like decision making and learning associations. In this study, I will probe subpopulations of cells and neural circuits in the medial prefrontal cortex using novel mouse models and cutting-edge neuroscience techniques to directly study decision making related to food which will provide novel cell-type and specific circuit-based targets to lay the groundwork for pharmacologic and non-invasive interventions to treat obesity and its associated conditions.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date2/28/1912/31/22

Funding

  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: $170,820.00
  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: $151,483.00
  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: $65,804.00
  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: $152,621.00

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