- Animal and Poultry Sciences
- College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
- Adjunct Faculty in School of Neuroscience
Dr. Gilbert studies the factors that regulate appetite and adiposity in animals.
Dr. Gilbert’s research is aimed at improving animal production traits and developing strategies to reduce the prevalence of obesity and eating disorders. She studies interactions of genetic background, diet, hormones and neuropeptides, and developmental effects on regulation of appetite and adipose tissue physiology. The overarching objective is to elucidate molecular mechanisms and cellular signaling pathways associated with hypothalamic regulation of appetite and fat development, with an emphasis on the brain-fat axis in chickens.