• Nectow research
  • CV Starr Fellow Alexander Nectow identifies a novel neural circuit regulating food intake

    CV Starr Fellow and lab head Alexander Nectow, along with collaborators at The Rockefeller University, has identified a novel neural circuit mechanism through which the brain controls energy balance.

    The work, recently published in Cell, describes the identification of two cell types within the brainstem’s dorsal raphe nucleus, which potently regulate both food intake and energy expenditure. Identification of a Brainstem Circuit Controlling Feeding

    Alexander Nectow's group now plans to follow up on these studies to identify the upstream and downstream circuit mechanisms through which these cell types regulate energy balance.