The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology presents:
25th Royston C. Clowes Lecture Series
Jeffery M. Zigman, M.D., Ph.D., The Diana and Richard C. Strauss Professorship in Biomedical Research; Mr. and Mrs. Bruce G. Brookshire Professorship in Medicine, Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Presentation: Control of Appetite and Mood in Mouse and Man by the Hormone Ghrelin
In this lecture, I will discuss different forms of appetite and eating behavior in people and their possible relationships to mood and stress. I will also highlight our own work using mouse models to study the mechanisms controlling these phenomena, and in particular their control by the gastric hormone ghrelin. By the end of the lecture, I hope that the attendees will have learned 4 key points: