Welcome New Faculty Member Dr. Kristy Townsend

The newly arrived Townsend Lab is currently being set up at the University of Maine, as part of the School of Biology and Ecology (SBE) and the Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering (GSBSE).  Asst. Prof. of Neurobiology Kristy Townsend most recently was a junior faculty member at Harvard Medical School and the Joslin Diabetes Center.  Research in the Townsend Lab focuses on the neurobiology, physiology, and cell & molecular biology of energy balance and body weight, including how brain pathways regulate appetite, energy expenditure, metabolism, and communication with peripheral organs and tissues, such as white fat and brown fat.