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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Alice Meng

PhD Student in Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology
Alice Meng

Alice Meng

PhD Student in Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology

Education: 
BS, Biology, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Research synopsis: 

Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a regulator of synaptic plasticity and also plays a crucial role in the central regulation of energy balance and glycemic control within the ventromedial hypothalamus (VMH). I am investigating the role of metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 (mGluR5) in the VMH as a mediator of the effects of BDNF on energy and glucose homeostasis in both neurons and astrocytes.

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