Join us for the GW Biomedical Cross-disciplinary Seminar Series: Connecting Academic Research & Inquiry Across Disciplines. This virtual lecture series explores a new cross-disciplinary topic each year. The goal is to promote networking and collaboration in translational health among researchers, health care providers, and policy makers from different disciplines to shift the paradigm—from seeking a cure to developing a strategy of prevention. The 2021-22 seminar series topic is metabolic syndrome.
This lecture on CNS Mechanisms of Metabolic Disorder Development is being given by Colin N. Young, PhD, Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology, GW School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Dr. Young’s current research is focused on deciphering the central nervous system mechanisms that contribute to the development of cardiovascular (e.g., hypertension) and metabolic (e.g., obesity) disorders, with an emphasis on endoplasmic reticulum stress and transcription factor activation in the brain.
His approach encompasses a wide-range of genetic/molecular strategies, advanced in vivo imaging techniques, state-of-the art neuroscience approaches, and whole animal cardiovascular and metabolic physiology.