Naomi Penfold

Interests

I am a PhD student on the Wellcome Trust programme in Metabolic and Cardiovascular Disease. I work at the Institute of Metabolic Science in the lab of Professor Sue Ozanne. We are interested in how the early life environment (pre- and postnatal) contributes to lifelong risk of obesity and metabolic disease. My studies focus on the impact of maternal obesity on the developing mesolimbic reward pathway and its effects on food preferences and motivation in later life.

Research Focus

Keywords

Developmental Programming

Obesity

Reward

Dopamine

Appetite

Clinical conditions

No direct clinical relevance

Obesity

Equipment

Behavioural analysis

Cell culture

Confocal microscopy

Fluorescence microscopy

Immunohistochemistry

Collaborators

Cambridge

Tim Bussey

Chris Heath

Lisa Saksida

International

Sebastien Bouret Web: http://www.neurobese.com/Bouret_...

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