From breastfeeding to independent feeding: the origins of homeostatic sensing
All mammals transition from breastfeeding to independent feeding during the lactation period. In humans and other mammals, this critical transition is important for later in life metabolic control and, consequently, for the development of obesity and diabetes. Here, Dr. Dietrich will discuss the work of his lab studying the function of hypothalamic neurons involved in homeostatic control during the transition from breastfeeding to independent feeding. His work illuminates novel properties of hypothalamic neurons in early life, suggesting mechanisms by which early life events shape homeostatic regulation throughout the individual’s lifespan.
Date: 24 October 2019, 13:30 (Thursday, 2nd week, Michaelmas 2019)
Venue: Sherrington Building, off Parks Road OX1 3PT
Venue Details: Sherrington Room (2nd Floor)
Speaker: Marcelo de Oliveira Dietrich, M.D., Ph.D. (Assistant Professor of Comparative Medicine and Neuroscience, Yale School of Medicine)
Organising department: Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics (DPAG)
Organiser: Professor David Paterson (University of Oxford)
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Host: Professor David Paterson (University of Oxford)
Part of: Metabolism & Endocrinology Theme Guest Speakers (DPAG)
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Talitha Smith