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Henry Laboratory

Metabolic Neuroendocrinology

Welcome to the Henry Lab

Our laboratory focuses on understanding how body weight is regulated. We have a particular interest in understanding how energy expenditure occurs within mammals.

We're part of the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, and a member of the Metabolism, Diabetes & Obesity Program, and the Department of Physiology.

Dr Belinda Henry

My global research connections, partners and funding can be viewed on my Monash Research Profile.

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Our research

Our work primarily focuses on thermogenesis, which is a specialised process where the body expends energy in the form of heat. Our work aims to understand how the brain regulates thermogenesis. We have a number of unique and novel models that allow us to characterise the control of body weight, food intake and energy expenditure.

We aim to understand:

  1. Control of thermogenesis in humans.
  2. Stress, stress responsiveness and obesity.
  3. Exercise and its impact on energy homeostasis and weight control.

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