Dr. Masayuki Yazawa, Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine and Pharmacology, has received a grant from Berrie Obesity-Neuroscience Initiative with Dr. Claudia Doege, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology.
The goal of this research program is to generate and characterize human hypothalamic neurons derived from patients using a new method, created by Drs. Yazawa and Doege, in order to investigate the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying hypothalamic function and obesity. Nerve cells in the hypothalamus predominantly control body weight. Therefore, this research will provide an important insight into human health.