Amber L. Alhadeff, PhD
Principal Investigator at the Monell Chemical Senses Center and Department of Neuroscience at University of Pennsylvania
2022 NYSCF – Robertson Neuroscience Investigator
PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Postdoctoral Training, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Alhadeff is a Principal Investigator at the Monell Chemical Senses Center and Department of Neuroscience at University of Pennsylvania. She is interested in understanding how the gut and the brain communicate to regulate our food intake, and thus, control our body weight. Building on the technology her lab has developed for measuring neural activity, and in combination with anatomical, physiological, behavioral and molecular methodologies, she is investigating gut-brain signaling through the understudied spinal cord pathway. This work could ultimately redefine our understanding of the neural control of food intake, and pave the way for effective treatment strategies for diseases rooted in body weight control. Dr. Alhadeff is passionate about mentorship and facilitating the advancement of diverse and underrepresented scientists. She received her PhD from and completed her postdoctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania.