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Stephanie L. Borgland and Brian E. Chen both winners of 2014 CAN Young Investigator Awards
Date:5/7/2014

Dr. Borgland and her research team focus on the neural mechanisms that underlie eating for reasons other than hunger.

Dr. Borgland is internationally known for her innovative work in neuroscience and many of her discoveries have been published in top journals in neuroscience (including Nature Neuroscience, Neuron, The Journal of Neuroscience and Biological Psychiatry). Her lab uses a combination of techniques to explore how areas of the brain involved in evaluating reward and motivating behaviour are rewired by consumption of high fat foods. The laboratory has made exciting discoveries on how peptides that signal satiety ("I'm full"), such as insulin and leptin, modulate dopamine neurons involved in reinforcement and motivation. This understanding is of key importance to understand why we start and stop eating.

Full profiles of Drs. Chen and Borgland, including references to representative research publications can be found on the Canadian Association for Neuroscience website, at http://can-acn.org/.


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Contact: Julie Poupart
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