MBDC Projects

Yanlin He, PhD

GABA neurons in the ventromedial hypothalamus

Dr. Yanlin He, PhD, Assistant Professor
Laboratory of Brain Glycemic and Metabolism Control

Here we will explain the mechanisms by which a novel neural population in the brain can rapidly sense a glucose fall (hypoglycemia) and then prevent severe hypoglycemia.

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Susan Collier PhD

Fatty acid oxidation in islet beta cell function

Susan Collier, PhD, Assistant Professor
Laboratory of Immunogenetics

Obesity, insulin resistance, and pancreatic beta-cell dysfunction are fundamental contributors to the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).

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Emily Qualls-Creekmore PhD

The role of lateral hypothalamic galanin circuits mediating anxiety behaviors

Emily Qualls-Creekmore, PhD,  Assistant Professor
Laboratory of Behavioral Neuroscience

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Maternal obesity-driven inflammation and adverse pregnancy outcomes in a mouse model of preeclampsia

Jennifer Sones, PhD,  Assistant Professor
LSU Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS)

How does reproductive fat tissue in obese women contribute to preeclampsia, a condition of fatally high blood pressure in pregnancy

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