- Research area: Brain regulation of metabolic functions
- Job title: University Academic Fellow, MRC-Career Development Fellow
Dr Beatrice Filippi
My laboratory studies how insulin in a specific area of the brain called the dorsal vagal complex modulates glucose metabolism and feeding behaviour in normal, obese and diabetic rodent models. We use in vivo techniques that require surgical implants in rats in order to inject specific treatments in the brain, and in vitro biochemical and molecular biology techniques to uncover the molecular mechanism behind insulin signalling and resistance in the brain.