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Dr Teodora Georgescu

PositionPostdoctoral Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Anatomy
Research summaryNeuroendocrinology

Research

I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Grattan laboratory in the Centre for Neuroendocrinology. I am currently investigating the neuronal circuits influenced by the anterior pituitary hormone, prolactin.

Publications

D’Agostino, G., Lyons, D., Cristiano, C., Lettieri, M., Olarte-Sanchez, C., Burke, L. K., … Georgescu, T., … Heisler, L. K. (2018). Nucleus of the solitary tract serotonin 5-HT2C receptors modulate food intake. Cell Metabolism, 28(4), 619-630.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.cmet.2018.07.017

Valencia-Torres, L., Olarte-Sánchez, C. M., Lyons, D. J., Georgescu, T., Greenwald-Yarnell, M., Myers, Jr, M. G., … Heisler, L. K. (2017). Activation of ventral tegmental area 5-HT2C receptors reduces incentive motivation. Neuropsychopharmacology, 42, 1511-1521. doi: 10.1038/npp.2016.264

Burke, L. K., Ogunnowo-Bada, E., Georgescu, T., Cristiano, C., Martinez de Morentin, P. B., Valencia Torres, L., … Heisler, L. K. (2017). Lorcaserin improves glycemic control via a melanocortin neurocircuit. Molecular Metabolism, 6(10), 1092-1102. doi: 10.1016/j.molmet.2017.07.004

Burke, L. K., Doslikova, B., D’Agostino, G., Greenwald-Yarnell, M., Georgescu, T., Chianese, R., … Heisler, L. K. (2016). Sex difference in physical activity, energy expenditure and obesity driven by a subpopulation of hypothalamic POMC neurons [Brief communication]. Molecular Metabolism, 5(3), 245-252. doi: 10.1016/j.molmet.2016.01.005

Rallis, C., López-Maury, L., Georgescu, T., Pancaldi, V., & Bähler, J. (2014). Systematic screen for mutants resistant to TORC1 inhibition in fission yeast reveals genes involved in cellular ageing and growth. Biology Open, 3, 161-171. doi: 10.1242/bio.20147245

Journal - Research Article

D’Agostino, G., Lyons, D., Cristiano, C., Lettieri, M., Olarte-Sanchez, C., Burke, L. K., … Georgescu, T., … Heisler, L. K. (2018). Nucleus of the solitary tract serotonin 5-HT2C receptors modulate food intake. Cell Metabolism, 28(4), 619-630.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.cmet.2018.07.017

Valencia-Torres, L., Olarte-Sánchez, C. M., Lyons, D. J., Georgescu, T., Greenwald-Yarnell, M., Myers, Jr, M. G., … Heisler, L. K. (2017). Activation of ventral tegmental area 5-HT2C receptors reduces incentive motivation. Neuropsychopharmacology, 42, 1511-1521. doi: 10.1038/npp.2016.264

Burke, L. K., Ogunnowo-Bada, E., Georgescu, T., Cristiano, C., Martinez de Morentin, P. B., Valencia Torres, L., … Heisler, L. K. (2017). Lorcaserin improves glycemic control via a melanocortin neurocircuit. Molecular Metabolism, 6(10), 1092-1102. doi: 10.1016/j.molmet.2017.07.004

Rallis, C., López-Maury, L., Georgescu, T., Pancaldi, V., & Bähler, J. (2014). Systematic screen for mutants resistant to TORC1 inhibition in fission yeast reveals genes involved in cellular ageing and growth. Biology Open, 3, 161-171. doi: 10.1242/bio.20147245

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Journal - Research Other

Burke, L. K., Doslikova, B., D’Agostino, G., Greenwald-Yarnell, M., Georgescu, T., Chianese, R., … Heisler, L. K. (2016). Sex difference in physical activity, energy expenditure and obesity driven by a subpopulation of hypothalamic POMC neurons [Brief communication]. Molecular Metabolism, 5(3), 245-252. doi: 10.1016/j.molmet.2016.01.005

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