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Chunmin Lo, PhD

Chunmin Lo
Associate Professor of Neurophysiology, Obesity and Diabetes
Academic & Research Center 302A, Athens Campus
Biomedical Sciences
Diabetes Institute


  • Food Science (PhD), University of Missouri, 2000
  • Nutrition & Food Science (MS), Auburn University, 1992
  • Home Economics-Nutrition & Food Service (BS), Catholic Fu-Jen University, 1988


  • Gut peptides
  • Apolipoproteins
  • Hypothalamic neuropeptides
  • Lipid/glucose metabolism
  • Food intake and Energy expenditure
  • Thermogenesis in brown adipose tissue
  • Neurophysiology
  • Sympathetic nervous system
  • Vagus nerve system
  • Lipid transport and lipid-induced neuronal activation
  • Lipoprotein synthesis and degradation
  • Insulin secretion/sensitivity
  • Molecular and cellular biology
  • Chemical and chromatographic analysis
  • Surgical implantation of 3 rd and 4 thcerebroventricular cannula
  • Surgical denervation of adipose tissue
  • Cellular morphology and lipoprotein size determined by transmission electron microscopy

Summary of Work:


My research interests are to investigate the roles of apolipoproteins, gut peptides and neuropeptides on a gut-brain axis through the stimulation of vagus nerves and sympathetic nervous system in the control of energy homeostasis and lipid/glucose metabolism in obese and diabetic models.




View My Work in the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)