Chunmei Wang Lab


About the Lab


The Wang lab is interested in brain estrogenic actions in the regulation of energy and glucose balance under different physiological conditions, including:

  • Sex differences in response to nutritional challenges
  • Female body weight and feeding controls in menopause
  • Pregnancy and lactation

We use Cre-loxP/Flp-frt or CRISPR strategy to manipulate genes of interest and use chemogenetics/optogenetics strategy to manipulate neuronal activities in specific neuron populations in specific time window in adult mice. In combination with photometry, electrophysiology and neurotracing approaches, we explore the functions of hypothalamic neurons in energy and glucose balance in female mice at different life stage and nutrition conditions.


USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center

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CNRC from the south with green house

Dr. Moreno’s lab is part of the Children's Nutrition Research Center which houses laboratories of varied disciplines, a vast array of state-of-the-art equipment, a greenhouse, observation labs and accommodations for research volunteers, a metabolic kitchen, and an elite group of scientists conducting groundbreaking research.

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Chunmei Wang
Children's Nutrition Research Center
1100 Bates Ave, Rm 8020, Houston, TX, 77030

Phone: 713-798-0507 / Cell: 832-495-9584 / Email: