Allison Wanting Xu, M.Sc., Ph.D.


Research Interests:
Hypothalamic regulation of energy balance, obesity and type 2 diabetes

Our lab’s major research focus is to understand the mechanisms by which energy balance is regulated. We use a combination of mouse genetics, whole body physiology and real time imaging approaches to elucidate the function of specific hypothalamic neurons and how they integrate peripheral metabolic signals under distinct physiologic conditions.

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