CBBM Lecture: The regulation of energy homeostasis by astrocytes


by Prof. Kate Ellacott, University of Exeter Medical School, UK


will take place on Tuesday, October 26th, 2021 from 17:15 to 18:15 hours  via webex:
https://uni-luebeck.webex.com/meet/henrik.oster

Host: Henrik Oster
Institute of Neurobiology

Biosketch: Kate's broad research interest is understanding how the brain controls food intake and body weight. In particular her research is focused on how different cell types in the brain (neurons, microglia, astrocytes and endothelial cells) coordinate and interact to regulate these processes. 

After completing a PhD at the University of Manchester under the supervision of Profs. Nancy Rothwell and Simon Luckman Kate was awarded a Wellcome Trust international travelling fellowship to study with Dr Roger Cone at the Vollum Institute in Portland, Oregon, USA. Kate remained in Oregon until 2008 when she joined the faculty Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee and started an independent research programme examining the effect of obesity on central nervous system function. While at Vanderbilt, Kate also served as Associate Director of the Metabolic Pathophysiology Core of the Vanderbilt Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center.