Faculty and Research
Joel Elmquist, D.V.M., Ph.D. | Research Lab
Maclin Family Distinguished Professorship in Medical Science, in Honor of Dr. Roy A. Brinkley
Carl H. Westcott Distinguished Chair in Medical Research
Departments of Internal Medicine and Pharmacology Director,
Director, Hypothalamic Research Center
Interests: Body Weight Homeostasis; Central Autonomic Control; Diabetes and Glucose Homeostasis; Neurobiology and Neuroanatomy of the Hypothalamus
Syann Lee, Ph.D.
Jeffrey Zigman, M.D., Ph.D. | Research Lab
Kent and Jodi Foster Distinguished Chair in Endocrinology, in Honor of Daniel Foster, M.D.
The Diana and Richard C. Strauss Professorship in Biomedical Research
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce G. Brookshire Professorship in Medicine
Departments of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry
Interests: Brain-gut axis; Cancer cachexia; Diabetes and hypoglycemia; Enteroendocrine cell function; Ghrelin secretion and ghrelin action; Metabolic responses to Exercise; Neuro-hormonal framework linking complex eating behaviors to mood; Obesity and eating behavior; Prader-Willi Syndrome
Secondary Appointments in Hypothalamic Research
Interests: Bile acids, Cholesterol; Diabetes; Lipidomics; LXR, FXR, PXR, beta-cell, islet; Neurodegenerative disease; Nuclear hormone receptor; Sensorineural hearing loss; Transcription