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Kavon Rezai Zadeh, Ph.D.

Central Leptin Signaling

PhD, 2008, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA

Muenzberg-Gruening, Heike

Current Research:
Role of thermoregulatory leptin action via the dorsomedial hypothalamus in body weight control

Other Research Interests:
How leptin causes the brain to stimulate heat production from brown fat cells and how this process can be used to promote weight loss.