Welcome to Maria José!

My name is Maria José Barahona and I obtained my academic degree from biologist at Universidad de Concepción, Chile. I am a PhD student of the doctoral program in  cellular and molecular biology of the University of conception. For 2 years I have studied the role of GLUT2, expressed in tanycytes, in the control of feeding behavior and ghrelin secretion. Currently, I will work for 5 months in the laboratory of Professor Bernard Thorens investigating the participation of tanycytes in the regulation of food preference.