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Olof Lagerlöf

I am a physician and researcher in psychiatry. I study how the brain regulates when, what and how much we eat.


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Assistant professor, resident physician at Department of Clinical Sciences Units: Psychiatry
Byggnad: By 23, NUS, Psykiatriska kliniken, våning 5 Umeå universitet, Klinisk vetenskap, 901 85 Umeå
Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

All of our thoughts and feelings depend on brain activity. How is it that the brain, a mix of proteins, carbohydrates and lipids, makes it possible to experience the world around us, realize that we exist and interpret vital signals from the body? The goal of my laboratory is to eluciate the connection between the brain and the mind. We focus on how the brain encodes those mental states that regulate food intake, primarily hunger and satiation. Our approach is to study feeding behavior, neuronal circuitry and molecular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity. Connecting molecule with mind, our research will answer fundamental questions of neuroscience and uncover targets to treat disorders associated with unhealthy food intake – help that millions of people need. If you are interested in our research, send an email to olof.lagerlof@umu.se or visit lagerloflab.com

Advances in neurobiology, Springer Nature 2023, Vol. 29 : 255-280
Uygar, Batuhan; Lagerlöf, Olof
Appetite, Elsevier 2021, Vol. 165
Andersson, Björn; Tan, Ee Phie; McGreal, Steven R.; et al.
Journal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes, Springer-Verlag New York 2018, Vol. 50, (3) : 241-261
Lagerlöf, Olof
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Washington: National Academy of Science of the United States of America 2017, Vol. 114, (7) : 1684-1689
Lagerlöf, Olof; Hart, Gerald W; Huganir, Richard L
Molecular Aspects of Medicine, Elsevier 2016, Vol. 51 : 1-15
Banerjee, Partha S.; Lagerlöf, Olof; Hart, Gerald W.
Science, AAAS 2016, Vol. 351, (6279) : 1293-1296
Lagerlöf, Olof; Slocomb, Julia; Hong, Ingie; et al.
Glycobiology of the Nervous System, New York: Springer 2014 : 343-366
Lagerlöf, Olof; Hart, Gerald W.
Journal of Neuroscience, Society for Neuroscience 2014, Vol. 34, (39) : 13246-13258
Prendergast, Jillian; Umanah, George K.E.; Yoo, Seung-Wan; et al.
Annual Review of Biochemistry, Vol. 50 : 825-858
Hart, Gerald W.; Slawson, Chad; Ramirez-Correa, Genaro; et al.
American Journal of Physiology - Cell Physiology, American Physiological Society 2009, Vol. 298 : C723-C731
Roos, S.; Lagerlöf, Olof; Wennergren, M.; et al.