Miss Tamana Darwish

Interests

Nutrients act as signaling molecules in synergy with nervous and hormonal signals to inform the brain about the nutritional status of the body. Impairments of this signalling can result in profound metabolic dysfunction. We explore the central pathways, particularly in the hypothalamus and the brain stem that detect nutrient availability. We aim to characterise the physiological consequences of nutrient sensing, including changes in endocrine, behavioural and autonomic function using range of cutting edge techniques both at the cellular and whole organism level and to identify how this may differ in health and disease states.

Research Focus

Keywords

Nutrient-sensing

Metabolism

Obesity

Thermoregulation

Hypothalamus

Clinical conditions

Diabetes

Eating disorders

Equipment

Behavioural analysis

Cell culture

Immunohistochemistry

Collaborators

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