Andrew Butler, PhD
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Saint Louis University (SLU)
Research in the Butler laboratory focuses on the relationships between ingestive behavior, obesity and metabolic diseases. Endocrine systems have critical roles in adapting metabolism and behavior to nutrient intake. Our research currently focuses on a novel secreted factor that has multiple roles in regulating fuel selection (glucose versus fat oxidation), liver glucose production and maintaining neural health during the lifespan. Publications include studies involving transgenic mouse models, nonhuman primates and cross sectional data from human studies.