IBMS PHYSIOLOGY/PHARMACOLOGY GRADUATE STUDENTS

Christina George

 
Christina George

Hometown

Lubbock, Texas


Education

BA, Biology
BA, Psychology

Our Lady of the Lake University - San Antonio, Texas


Lab Association

Lynette Daws, Ph.D.


Hobbies and Interests

Reading, DIY crafts, painting


Research

Eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia nervosa and binge eating, are major public health concerns, particularly prevalent in adolescent girls, and are compounded by a lack of effective treatments. Dysfunction of dopaminergic neurotransmission is implicated in these illnesses, but studies investigating the relationship between the dopamine transporter, a primary regulator of dopamine neurotransmission, and eating disorders during adolescence and adulthood are lacking. Using an array of neurochemical and behavioral approaches, Christina is investigating the role of the dopamine transporter in anorexia with the long-term goal to elucidate novel targets for the treatment of these debilitating and often fatal disorders.