Welcome to the Rahmouni lab!
The overall goal of the research performed in the laboratory of Dr. Rahmouni is to understand the molecular and cellular processes that regulate autonomic, metabolic and cardiovascular functions. This goal includes: 1) the elucidation of the molecular mechanisms controlling peripheral metabolism and autonomic function, 2) deciphering the neuronal populations and circuits implicated in energy homeostasis and cardiovascular regulation, and 3) the identification of novel factors and molecular events that underlie energy imbalance and cardiovascular disorders. Our lab uses multidisciplinary approaches including basic cellular systems, genetic models and sophisticated molecular and physiological techniques which allow addressing physiological questions at the molecular level. The laboratory is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Veterans Affairs.