The brain regulates body temperature and energy expenditure, and it has long been known that changes in this process can impact body weight. Speakers in this symposium will present exciting new insights in how the brain controls body temperature and potential strategies to harness this circuitry to promote weight loss in obesity.


8:30am Hypothalamic Brs3 Neuron Regulation of Body Temperature and Energy Expenditure
Ramón Piñol, PhD
9:00am Leptin Regulation of Temperature
Heike Muenzberg-Gruening, PhD
9:30am Human Energy Expenditure and Cold Induced Thermogenesis
Kong Y Chen, PhD MSCI