Welcome to the Baoji Xu Laboratory
The goal of our laboratory is to understand how both healthy and diseased brains work. We focus on the mechanisms by which growth factors such as brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) regulate the development and function of brain neural circuits that control body weight, learning, mood, and social behaviors. We hope that our research will lead to discovery of novel therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases, neurodevelopmental disorders, and obesity.
Thank you for visiting. A more complete description of our current research projects can be found under Research Projects.