Michael Williams

researcher at Department of Neuroscience, Schiöth: Functional Pharmacology

+4618-471 4159
Visiting address:
Room BMC B1:2 Uppsala biomedicinska centrum (BMC)
Husargatan 3
Postal address:
Institutionen för neurovetenskap
BMC, Box 593
751 24 UPPSALA

Short presentation

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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My courses



Doctor of Philosophy, Molecular Genetics, University of Notre Dame, Notre

Dame, Indiana, 46556, USA. Received: 1994-1999

Current lab members

Postdoctoral assistants

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.

PhD students

Hao Cao: (2015-present) Project: Metabolic interactions of environmental toxins in Drosophila. Funded by Chinese Research Council.

Research assistant

Giulia Maestri (2015-present)


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