The role of brainstem GLP-1 and GIP receptor signaling on energy balance, nausea and vomiting.
In Person Seminar: C1-009 Lecture Hall. 11:00 to 12:00 PM.
Dr. Hayes is the Albert J. Stunkard Associate Professor in Psychiatry at Associate Professor in
the Secondary Faculty, School of Nursing, Associate Vice Chair of Basic and Translational
Neuroscience, Director, Molecular and Neural Basis of Psychiatric Disease Section, Department
of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. The overarching
goal of the Hayes lab is to identify and characterize the neural signaling pathways controlling.
for food intake and body weight regulation in an effort to treat obesity and associated comorbidities.
To this end, his research examines the behavioral, intracellular, neuronal and
endocrine mechanisms governing energy balance and how these processes are dysregulated in
obesity. A major theme of research in his lab focuses on the neuropeptide glucagon-like
peptide-1 (GLP-1) and its role in regulating energy balance through action in the periphery on
the vagus nerve (cranial nerve X), as well as the central nervous system (CNS).