A Novel Approach to the Treatment for Eating Disorders Using Advanced Wireless Optogenetics Grant uri icon


  • Sung Il Park, Ph.D., Texas A&M University, is working on a way to study, record, and stimulate the nerve circuitry in the hindbrain that collects input on feeling full after eating and controlling the body’s energy intake. The research will improve our understanding of some of the neural circuitry that may be involved in obesity and in eating disorders including anorexia. Dr. Park will use a variety of methods to explore how manipulating cells in the nucleus tractus solitarius (NTS) of the hindbrain can regulate food intake in mice. The experiments will also include engineering a unique device capable of long-term wireless recording and stimulation of nerve signals in the NTS. Basic Research EATING DISORDERS

date/time interval

  • 2019 - 2021