DOCE Researcher Joshua Thaler, MD, PhD, Receives NIH R03

Dr. Joshua Thaler has been awarded an NIH R03 for his project entitled “Glial-neuronal metabolic coupling in obesity”. This proposal focuses on lactate signaling between hypothalamic astrocytes and neurons. The data obtained from these investigations will form the basis of a new line of research centered on glial-neuronal metabolic coupling as a novel obesity target. Dr. Thaler is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition.