Pilot & Feasibility Awarded to Dr. Andrew Lutas

Andrew Lutas, PhD, Instructor of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has received pilot and feasibility funding for his project “Peptidergic control of the motivation to eat via presynaptic modulation”. This study will determine the feasibility of recording neuropeptide-evoked intracellular signals in mice actively seeking food and whether manipulating specific intracellular signals can suppress cue-triggered overeating. This research direction may lead to new candidate pharmacological targets for the treatment of obesity. Congratulations to Dr. Lutas on his pilot award.