Dominique Ameroso


Dominique Ameroso
BS, Biology & Psychology
SUNY Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
MS, Neuroscience
University of Buffalo School of Medicine
Buffalo, NY
PhD Student in Neuroscience
Maribel Rios, PhD, Adviser



My work investigates the role of astrocytes in regulating synaptic activity of neural circuits in the ventromedial hypothalamus (VMH) involved in energy and glucose balance control. Specifically, I am interrogating mechanisms by which brain-derived neurotrophic factor signaling in VMH astrocytes influences appetite and glycemic control using advanced molecular, imaging and electrophysiological approaches.

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