Research Interests for Dr. Jeffrey Zigman

  • Diabetes and hypoglycemia
  • Ghrelin biosynthesis, ghrelin secretion and ghrelin cell physiology
  • Ghrelin's role in mood (depression) and stress
  • Neuro-hormonal framework linking complex eating behaviors to mood
  • Obesity
  • Prader-Willi Syndrome
  • Stomach and intestine endocrine (enteroendocrine) cell function
  • The role of ghrelin in eating behaviors of various types: food intake to survive, eating for pleasure (reward-based eating), eating upon stress