Cookies on this website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Continue' we will assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you will not see this message again. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

Ana Domingos

Associate Professor of Neuroscience

  • Tutor of Medicine at Lady Margaret Hall
  • OUI Innovation Champion

The Domingos laboratory researches neuroimmune mechanisms underlying obesity. They discovered the sympathetic neuro-adipose junction, a functional synapse-like connection between white adipocytes and the sympathetic nervous system (Cell 2015). They found that this neuro-adipose junction is necessary and sufficient for fat mass reduction via norepinephrine (NE) signaling (Cell 2015, Nature Comm 2017). They then discovered Sympathetic neuron-Associated Macrophages (SAMs) that directly import and metabolize NE. Abrogation of SAM function promotes long-term amelioration of obesity independently of food intake (Nature Medicine, 2017).

About Ana's Work on Obesity

© Lady Margaret Hall / Dominik Osvald / www.dominikosvald.com

Optogenetics in NeuroImmunity

Speaking at

MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences, Inter-organ Communication in Health and Disease Virtual Symposium, November 24 2020, Session 1: ‘Signalling stress and disease’ 2:20 – 2:30 pm. Register here.

Keystone Symposia, Integrating Metabolism and Immunity, Colorado, USA, January 24 - 28 2021. See programme here.

GRC, Neuroimmunology in Organismic Function: Shared Mechanisms and Reciprocal Interactions, California, USA, January 24 - 29 2021.

Keystone Symposia, Obesity: From Cell to Patient, Vancouver, Canada, January 29 - February 2 2021.

GRC, Gordon Research Conference: Immune System in Health, Disease and Therapy, Castelldefels, Spain, Postponed to 2022.

Key publications

More publications