Research

Research

Ongoing research in the lab falls into two broad directions.

With the support from the National Institutes of Health (R01DK114036 and U01NS090405) as well as the American Heart Association (SDG27260001), we study the pathophysiologies of central and peripheral serotonin pathways in obesity, diabetes, and epilepsy with the hope to develop specific serotonergic agents to combat these diseases.

The lab also uses a generous start-up fund from the UTSW Medical Foundation to study developmental origins of hypothalamus controlled innate behaviors.