Dr. Joel Elmquist is a world-renowned expert in research on the hypothalamic regulation of energy balance, specifically focusing on functional neuroanatomical and genetic contributions to body weight homeostasis, food intake and autonomic nervous system control. Dr. Elmquist’s body of work includes a series of high profile papers illuminating the central mechanisms through which endocrine, neuropeptidergic and neurotransmitter systems orchestrate energy balance. His recent findings will be featured in this session, revealing a critical role for ventral medial hypothalamic neural signaling in mediating the beneficial metabolic effects of exercise.

9:30am Hypothalamic Integration of Exercise and Metabolism
Joel K Elmquist, DVM PhD