Ali Güler's Research Featured in UVAToday

August 4, 2017

Research from Dr. Ali Güler's lab has been highlighted in today's UVAToday. The new findings of a "direct dopamine neuron connection to the circadian center" suggest that "neurons in the brain that produce the pleasure-signaling neurotransmitter dopamine also directly control the brain’s circadian center, or “body clock” – the area that regulates eating cycles, metabolism and waking/resting cycles – a key link that possibly affects the body’s ability to adapt to jet lag and rotating shift work." To read the full UVAToday article, please click here

The research, led by Ryan Grippo, can be viewed by clicking here.  Please click here to learn more about the Ali Güler lab. 

Photo Credit -- Dan Addison, University Communications