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Foundation for Prader-Willi Research Research Spotlight

Dr. Jeffrey Zigman recently spoke at the FPWR Research conference in Austin. A two-time recipient of funding from FPWR, Dr. Zigman studies the hormone ghrelin, also known as the “hunger hormone.” Ghrelin levels are higher than normal in individuals with PWS, and Dr. Zigman is trying to understand exactly what role this hormone plays in PWS. We recently sat down with Dr. Zigman for a Skype chat, and learned more about his background, his work on PWS, and his life outside the lab.

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