Seminar Speaker – Allison Xu, Ph.D.
Event Date & TimeMay 6, 2019
Allison Xu, Ph.D.
University of California San Francisco
“Gene-Environment Interaction in Regulation of Energy Balance”
Videoconference to AT&T 1.120
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About the Speaker(s)
Research in Allison Xu’s laboratory focuses on understanding the adaptive regulation of energy balance and glucose homeostasis in response to changes of physiologic and environmental conditions. Specifically, Allison’s lab is investigating how hypothalamic and hindbrain neurons sense and integrate peripheral hormones and nutritional signals, and how these neurons regulate feeding, energy expenditure, systemic glucose and lipid metabolism. These efforts will help better understand how energy balance and glucose homeostasis are regulated and how this regulation is disrupted in obesity, type 2 diabetes and aging.