Gilbertson Lab @ UCF


As of late 2018, the Gilbertson Laboratory is located at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine.  We are in the Department of Internal Medicine and located in the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences Building
 on the Lake Nona Campus of UCF
Despite a year of setting up and the delays of COVID, we are up and running full speed again! 

Our research is focused on the investigation of the mechanisms the body uses to recognize nutrients & how this process is regulated by nutritional need. To accomplish these goals, we study the way nutrients including fats, carbohydrates and minerals are detected by chemosensory cells in the oral cavity and in several nutrient-sensitive, post-ingestive organs. Our laboratory studies the involvement of chemosensory pathways in several nutrient-related disorders including diabetes, obesity, and metabolic syndrome. The research in our laboratory spans from genes through behavior with expertise in molecular biology, proteomics, electrophysiology, imaging, biochemistry and analysis of behavior. 

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