THE NEUROBIOLOGY OF ENERGY BALANCE

What We Do

We study the neurobiology of energy balance. Using cutting-edge approaches, we are working to understand the molecular, cellular, and circuit mechanisms through which the brain regulates food intake and energy expenditure. We are also developing novel technologies to better understand how the brain effects changes in behavior and physiology.

Molecules

We are working to characterize the molecular composition of brainstem cell types regulating body weight, using ensemble and single-cell profiling methodologies.

Cells

Using functional approaches, such as in vivo calcium imaging and optogenetics, we are probing the function of discrete cell types throughout the brain.

Circuits

Through the development and application of new viral approaches, we are working to identify polysynaptic circuits regulating feeding and thermogenesis.

Behavior & Physiology

Our lab is most interested in characterizing the brainstem cell types regulating behavioral and physiologic processes responsible for maintaining energy balance.

What We Are Publishing

Latest News

Nachiket (Nachi) Kamatkar joins the Nectow Lab

Nachi joins the Nectow Lab after recently completing his PhD with Jean Hebert and Matthew Levy at Albert Einstein.

Our paper on dorsal raphe circuits is published in Cell

Our collaborative team, led by co-authors Marc Schneeberger, Luca Parolari, and Tania Das Banerjee demonstrates a key role for the

The Nectow Lab moves to Columbia University

The Nectow Lab moves to Columbia University’s Department of Medicine, from Princeton University’s Princeton Neuroscience Institute.

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Resources

Retro-TRAP

Viral TRAP

Molecular logic gates