MAPPING THE NEURAL CIRCUITS INVOLVED IN APPETITE AND FEEDING BEHAVIOUR

Grant number: 1071336 | Funding period: 2014 - 2019

Completed

Abstract

My research project involves deconstructing the neural circuitry underlying feeding behaviour using innovative genetically-based methods. I aim to identify and characterise the major projections of the oxytocin-expressing neurons in the paraventricular hypothalamic nucleus, which have recently been identified as critical in the feeding neurocircuitry. This emerging field of research is predicted to transform our understanding and treatment of disorders such as obesity and anorexia nervosa.

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