Jacqueline Anderson, MS

Research Interests

My research focuses on using environmental and genetic approaches to manipulate the hypothalamus in order to elucidate the hypothalamic mechanisms involved in various diseases/disorders such as obesity, cancer, and aging.

Current Projects

  1. Examining metabolic and behavioral outcomes following hypothalamic overexpression of TrkB.FL in a BTBR murine model of autism spectrum disorder.
  2. Using gene transfer of FGF21 in aged mice to determine whether FGF21 can improve aging-related metabolic decline.
  3. Investigating hypothalamic neuron-microglia crosstalk/signaling in mice using various genetic approaches.