Department of
Obstetrics and Gynecology

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN–MADISON
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH

Willging, trainee in Abbott Lab, presents at Diabetes Research Day

Molly Willging, a UW Endocrinology and Reproductive Physiology trainee in David Abbott’s lab in Reproductive Sciences, was one of the invited speakers presenting talks at the 2nd Annual UW Madison Diabetes Research Day on March 15-16, 2021.

Willging presented part of her PhD thesis work “Hypothalamic ESR1 Gene Knockdown Elicits Intermittent Decrement In Postprandial Energy Expenditure Associated With Obesity Onset In Female Rhesus Monkeys”, showing that estrogen receptor alpha within the hypothalamus may provide a molecular gateway at which new therapeutic approaches can be aimed to provide better weight management in women. 

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