• Daniela Cota, Université de Bordeaux, France
Daniela Cota

Daniela Cota obtained her Medical Degree in 1999 (University of Bologna, Italy) and carried out post-doctoral research first at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry (Munich, Germany, 2001-2003) and then at the University of Cincinnati (USA, 2004-2007). Since 2008, Dr. Cota leads a laboratory at the INSERM, NeuroCentre Magendie in Bordeaux, France. Her lab studies the neural mechanisms and molecular events that are involved in the brain-periphery cross-talk relevant for the regulation of energy balance. The work of her lab has so far critically contributed to understanding the roles of lipid-based, energy-related signaling systems, such as the endocannabinoid-CB1 and, more recently, the bile acids-TGR5 systems, and the energy sensor mTOR, in the brain-periphery crosstalk regulating energy balance, pinpointing the relevance of some of these mechanisms as potential therapeutic targets for obesity and type 2 diabetes.

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