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Payam Fathi

Graduate Student, Ayala Laboratory, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics

I am a graduate student in the Ayala Lab, whose lab studies the mechanisms that underlie alterations in feeding behavior and gut-brain axis signaling. I received Bachelor of Science degrees in Biochemistry and Bioengineering from the University of Maryland. After undergrad, I joined the Sears Lab at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as a research technician and received a Master of Science degree in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. My thesis project aims to examine how changes in diet modify the ability of a gut-brain neurocircuit utilizing hindbrain preproglucagon expressing neurons to control feeding related behaviors in a time dependent manner