Beutler, Lisa

Information

Name

Beutler, Lisa

Title

Assistant Professor

Email

lisa.beutler@northwestern.edu

Office Phone

312-503-4715

Department

Medicine/Endocrinology

Office

Lurie 7-109

Areas of Research

Circuits and Behavior, Neurobiology of Disease, Neuroendocrinology, Sensory Systems

NU Scholar Profile

https://www.scholars.northwestern.edu/en/persons/lisa-r-beutler

Recent Publications on PubMed

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/1hGuiyDUFyP5x/bibliography/53275549/public/?sort=date&direction=ascending.

Current Research

Current Research

Our goal is to understand how the gut and the brain communicate with each other to maintain body weight, and how this goes awry in diseases such as obesity. To accomplish this, we use a variety of techniques including optogenetics and calcium imaging in genetically modified mice. Projects in the lab focus both on how information about nutrients in the gastrointestinal tract are transmitted to the brain and how the brain regulates gastrointestinal tract function to optimize digestion and metabolism.