POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING PROGRAMS

The Division of Education directs training programs for Pennington Biomedical’s postdoctoral fellows. These programs are designed to train fellows to become productive research scientists capable of establishing independent scientific careers in biomedical research. Many of our fellows are sponsored by NIH Institutional Postdoctoral Training Grants.

Kavon Rezai Zadeh, Ph.D.

Department/Laboratory:
Central Leptin Signaling

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

Mentor:
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.