Cannabinoids in the ticking network of the brainstem satiety centre

Project Code

MRCNMH24Br Chrobok

Research Theme

Neuroscience and Mental Health

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Most physiological processes including feeding follow circadian (~24h) cycles generated by body clocks within the brain, which dysfunction contributes to obesity and other metabolic disorders. Our studies focus on circadian timekeeping in the brainstem centre which limits food intake. This project aims to understand how cannabinoids, known to promote appetite, impact cell-cell communication and the timing of feeding via the activity of this brainstem satiety centre.

Lead Supervisor

Dr Lukasz Chrobok

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