School of Animal Science
Neurobiology of appetite adjustment
The overarching goal of my research program is to investigate the perception of hunger and satiety with a particular interest at the diencephalon and myelencephalon level. The animal models most commonly used are birds including unique chicken models of anorexia and obesity. We were the first to report the appetite-associated roles of six neurotransmitters in any species and we have contributed to the elucidation of other mechanisms of appetite adjustment.