Faculty and Research
Joel Elmquist, D.V.M., Ph.D. | Research Lab
Maclin Family Distinguished Professorship in Medical Science, in Honor of Dr. Roy A. Brinkley
Carl H. Westcott Distinguished Chair in Medical Research
Departments of Internal Medicine and Pharmacology Director,
Director, Hypothalamic Research Center
Interests: Body Weight Homeostasis; Central Autonomic Control; Diabetes and Glucose Homeostasis; Neurobiology and Neuroanatomy of the Hypothalamus
Eric Berglund, Ph.D.| Research Lab
Internal Medicine and Pharmacology
Interests: Body weight control, Central control of metabolism, Glucagon, Insulin sensitivity, Leptin
Teppei Fujikawa, Ph.D. | Research Lab
Interests: Glucoregulatory Actions of Leptin; Metabolic Adaptations to Exercise; The Central Regulation of Metabolic Homeostasis
Surbhi Gahlot, Ph.D.
Interests: Central Nervous System Regulation of Food Intake and Body Weight, Metabolism, Obesity and Diabetes
Laurent Gautron, Ph.D. | Research Lab
Interests: Hypothalamus, in situ hybridization, Molecular neuroendocrinology, Neuroanatomy, neuroimmunology, obesity, Sepsis, Vagus nerve
Deepali Gupta, Ph.D.
Interests: Endocrine Disorders - Diabetes and Obesity; Psychiatric Behaviors - Depression and Anxiety
Kripa Shankar, Ph.D.
Interests: Blood Glucose Counter-regulation, Body Weight and Energy Homeostasis, Ghrelin Biology
Chen Liu, Ph.D. | Research Lab
Interests: Antipsychotic drug induced metabolic syndrome; Brain serotonin and serotonin receptors; Developmental origins of survival behaviors
Kevin Williams, Ph.D. | Research Lab
Interests: Central Autonomic Control; Diabetes and Glucose Homeostasis; Electrophysiology; Exercise; Neurophysiology; Obesity and Body Weight Homeostasis; Synaptic Transmission
Steven Wyler, Ph.D.
Interests: Body Weight Control; Central Control of Metabolism; Hypothalamic Development; Transcriptional Regulation
Young-Jai You, Ph.D. | Research Lab
Interests: Metabolic Regulation of Behavioral States; Metabolic Regulation of Reproduction; Neural Mechanisms of Starvation
Jeffrey Zigman, M.D., Ph.D. | Research Lab
Kent and Jodi Foster Distinguished Chair in Endocrinology, in Honor of Daniel Foster, M.D.
The Diana and Richard C. Strauss Professorship in Biomedical Research
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce G. Brookshire Professorship in Medicine
Departments of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry
Interests: Brain-gut axis; Cancer cachexia; Diabetes and hypoglycemia; Enteroendocrine cell function; Ghrelin secretion and ghrelin action; Metabolic responses to Exercise; Neuro-hormonal framework linking complex eating behaviors to mood; Obesity and eating behavior; Prader-Willi Syndrome
Secondary Appointments in Hypothalamic Research
Joyce Repa, Ph.D. | Research Lab
Department of Physiology
Interests: Bile acids, Cholesterol; Diabetes; Lipidomics; LXR, FXR, PXR, beta-cell, islet; Neurodegenerative disease; Nuclear hormone receptor; Sensorineural hearing loss; Transcription