My research focuses on the role of the ventromedial nucleus of the hypothalamus (VMN) in appetite regulation.
- 2011 – current : Postdoctoral fellow - European Commission Framework 7 programmes.
- 2009-2011: Research Fellow – Research Project Grant awarded by Medical Research Scotland, Centre for Integrative Physiology, University of Edinburgh.
- 2006-2009 : Research Fellow - Personal Research Fellowship awarded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Centre for Integrative Physiology, University of Edinburgh.
- 1999-2006 : Post-Doctoral Research Assistant (AR1A), Centre for Integrative Physiology, University of Edinburgh.
My research is about understanding the neuronal circuitry in the hypothalamus that regulates appetite and energy balance, and how specific interventions affect this circuitry. I record the electrical activity of hypothalamic neurons in vivo, in response to interventions that increase or reduce appetite. I’m also interested in the hedonic neuronal pathways that are activated in response palatable food.
Leng G, Sabatier N (2016) Measuring Oxytocin and Vasopressin: Bioassays, Immunoassays and Random Numbers. J Neuroendocrinol 28(10).
Leng G, Hashimoto H, Tsuji C, Sabatier N, Ludwig M (2014) Discharge patterning in rat olfactory bulb mitral cells in vivo. Physiol Rep 2(10).
Pineda R, Sabatier N, Ludwig M, Millar RP, Leng G (2016) A Direct Neurokinin B Projection from the Arcuate Nucleus Regulates Magnocellular Vasopressin Cells of the Supraoptic Nucleus. J Neuroendocrinol 28(4).
Sabatier N, Leng G, Menzies J (2013) Oxytocin, feeding, and satiety. Front Endocrinol 20(4): 35.
Sabatier N, Leng G. (2010) Responses to cholecystokinin in the ventromedial nucleus of the rat hypothalamus in vivo. Eur J Neurosci. 31(6): 1127-35.