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Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences

Maribel Rios

Associate Professor of Neuroscience
Maribel Rios

Maribel Rios

Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Office phone: 617-636-2748
Lab phone: 617-636-3516
Campus: Boston
Office: Stearns 326
Laboratory: 
Stearns 324
Education: 
BA, Psychology, Boston University
PhD, Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology, Sackler School, Tufts University
Postdoctoral Training, MIT
Research synopsis: 

Our laboratory uses molecular, biochemical, electrophysiological, behavioral and genetic tools to ascertain the role of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in the modulation of energy homeostasis and affective behavior. For this, we generate and study mice with central or site-specific deletion of the BDNF gene. Our efforts are focused on defining neural circuits in the brain modulated by BDNF to control appetite and affective states and the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the actions of this neurotrophin.

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