The current aim of my research is to employ the model organism Drosophila melanogaster to evaluate the physiological costs of perturbing genes linked to human obesity. Many of the genes linked with obesity seem to be involved in regulating the development or function of the nervous system. I aim to understand specific functional roles of homologous obesity-linked genes, in the central nervous system, at the organismal, cellular and molecular levels.
Academic merits: PhD
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Doctor of Philosophy, Molecular Genetics, University of Notre Dame, Notre
Dame, Indiana, 46556, USA. Received: 1994-1999
Current lab members
Dr Lyle Weimerslage (2014-present) Metabolic interactions of environmental toxins in Drosophila.
Dr Maryam Nikpour (2016-present) Control of metabolism and feeding bheaviour in Drosophila.
Hao Cao: (2015-present) Project: Metabolic interactions of environmental toxins in Drosophila. Funded by Chinese Research Council.
Giulia Maestri (2015-present)
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