About this Event
Most of us understand the physical necessity of eating, but do we have the same level of understanding regarding the emotional connection to eating? With growing obesity rates and associated complications affecting millions of people, research is being done to better understand how the brain interacts with food and what can be done to provide effective treatment for those needing it.
Join Dr. Qingchun Tong as he seeks to provide a better understanding of the brain’s relationship and interaction with eating, as well as what drives our eating behaviors.
Come join us for this free webinar from the Hope and Healing Center & Institute. Register today for login information.
About the Speaker
Qingchun Tong, PhD, Associate Professor and Cullen Chair in Molecular Medicine, Center for Metabolic and Degenerative Diseases/Institute of Molecular Medicine
Dr. Tong is currently Professor and Cullen Chair in Molecular Medicine of IMM of McGovern Medical School of UTHealth. He is also an adjunct faculty member of Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy of McGovern Medical School, and of Endocrine division of Department of Medicine at Baylor College Medicine. He received his B.S. in Biology from Anhui Normal University of China in1996, and M.S. in Physiology from Shanghai Institute of Physiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1999. He then moved to US and obtained his PhD in Neural and Behavioral Sciences from SUNY Downstate Medical Center in 2003. He expanded his PhD studies during his postdoc training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School during 2003-2009, where he used extensive mouse genetics to study hypothalamic neurocircuits and feeding behaviors related to obesity and diabetes. In 2009, he was recruited to IMM of UTHealth and has remained as a faculty member ever since.