Dr. Michael is originally from Australia where she received her B.Sc.(Hons) and Ph.D. degrees in Psychophysiology. Although initially specializing in human research focusing on vigilance and drowsiness she completed post-doctoral studies under Professor David Spanswick (Monash University) where she learnt patch-clamp electrophysiology and investigated the central control of energy homeostasis. Natalie moved to UTSW to continue working in the hypothalamus under the mentorship of Professor Joel Elmquist.
- Central Control of Energy Homeostasis
- Integration of Metabolic Signals within the Hypothalamus
- Sleep and Wakefulness
- The Melanocortin System
- Insulin regulates POMC neuronal plasticity to control glucose metabolism.
- Dodd GT, Michael NJ, Lee-Young RS, Mangiafico SP, Pryor JT, Munder AC, Simonds SE, Brüning JC, Zhang ZY, Cowley MA, Andrikopoulos S, Horvath TL, Spanswick D, Tiganis T, Elife 2018 09 7
- The impact of ageing, fasting and high-fat diet on central and peripheral glucose tolerance and glucose-sensing neural networks in the arcuate nucleus.
- van den Top M, Zhao FY, Viriyapong R, Michael NJ, Munder AC, Pryor JT, Renaud LP, Spanswick D, J. Neuroendocrinol. 2017 10 29 10
- Mitochondrial uncoupling in the melanocortin system differentially regulates NPY and POMC neurons to promote weight-loss.
- Michael NJ, Simonds SE, van den Top M, Cowley MA, Spanswick D, Mol Metab 2017 10 6 10 1103-1112
- A Hypothalamic Phosphatase Switch Coordinates Energy Expenditure with Feeding.
- Dodd GT, Andrews ZB, Simonds SE, Michael NJ, DeVeer M, Brüning JC, Spanswick D, Cowley MA, Tiganis T, Cell Metab. 2017 Aug 26 2 375-393.e7
- Effects of caffeine on alertness as measured by infrared reflectance oculography.
- Michael N, Johns M, Owen C, Patterson J, Psychopharmacology (Berl.) 2008 Oct 200 2 255-60