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Name

Laura Dearden

Affiliation

Metabolic Research Laboratories

Title

Dr

Role

Post Doctoral

Research Summary

I am investigating how developing in an environment of maternal obesity and gestational diabetes alters development of the hypothalamus in offspring, and how disrupted hypothalamic development underpins the changes in feeding behaviour that ultimately lead to offspring becoming obese. I am based at the Institute of Metabolic Science in the lab of Prof. Susan Ozanne, and also work with Dr. Sebastien Bouret (UCSC) to use pioneering ex vivo techniques to explore the role of metabolic hormones in early hypothalamic development.

Expertise

Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Endocrinology, Neuroscience