Paul Sabatini

Principal Investigator

Molecular biologist when required. Aspiring neuroscientist. On a lifelong search for the perfect cup of coffee. 

João Alfredo B. Pedroso 

Research Associate

I am a nutritionist interested in studying how the central nervous system control metabolism. I also have experience in sports nutrition and muscle metabolism. In my free time, I like to read books and practice exercises.

Pierce Katz  

Graduate Student 

I am a first year MSc student. I am Passionate about ionic homeostasis in brain conditioning and have experience across fields including Metabolism, Type 1 diabetes, and Immunology.

Lu Ting  Gui

Graduate Student

My project aims to further understand hypothalamic-based circuits regulating energy balance

Ceci Hes

Graduate Student

I am a dietitian and data scientist. I divide my time between wet and dry lab to  study brainstem-based neurocircuits controlling appetite in disease states, especially the GDF15/GFRAL pathway. My main research interests are on wasting syndromes and cancer associated-cachexia.  

Jonathan Abitbol 

Undergraduate Research Assistant

I am an undergraduate student current pursuing a degree in Exercise Science and I hold a BSc in Biochemistry. I am fascinated by neural pathways and I’m eager to unravel the mysteries of the brain.  

Nandini Gupta

MSc Intern

I am a graduate student in the MScA Biotechnology program. My research experience involves studying gene expression in brain and I’m eager to learn more about this field. .  


Delina Efrem

Undergraduate Research Assistant 

I am an undergraduate student from Toronto studying Biochemistry and Biotechnology at McGill. Im excited to learn about the implications of different metabolic disorders and the biochemical processes behind them, as well as how the brain plays a role in energy balance and expenditure.