Research Collaborations


    Much evidence suggests strong links between inflammation and/or neuronal disfunction caused by exposure to high energy diets. Work initially spearheaded by Dr. Tammy Butterick has shown that microglial response to multiple environmental signals is a key driver of neuroinflammation, and Dr. Nixon is actively working with Dr. Butterick to investigate the role of microglial phenotypic shifts on neuronal function and brain health in vitro and in vivo.

  • Dr. Tammy Butterick (Minneapolis VAHCS; Minnesota Obesity Center)
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