CICMD Seminar Series: Dr. Darleen Sandoval, PhD.

Bariatric Surgery As A Tool To Study The Role Of
Gut-Brain Axis In Metabolic Regulation.

March 2nd , 2022, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Dr. Sandoval is a Professor of Medicine in Pediatrics, Section of Nutrition at the University of
Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus (CU-AMC). She is an integrated physiologist, and her research
focuses on advancing our understanding of the role of the gut brain-axis in the regulation of
metabolism and revolves around two general themes. One is focused on understanding the role of
a gut peptide, glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), on glucose homeostasis and how dysregulation of
GLP-1 is involved with the onset of type 2 diabetes mellitus. The second focuses on the
adaptations of the gut-brain axis with bariatric surgery and how this contributes to the profound
weight loss and improvements in glucose and lipid homeostasis seen with these surgeries. To do
this, they utilize in vivo physiology experimental tools in genetic mouse models.

This is a hybrid Seminar: in-person venue: COMM (HSC) C1-07

For Zoom Information please e-mail Hipatia Donoso, CICMD Coordinator at