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Chelsea Larabee

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

In the lab of Dr. Ana Domingos, I study neuroimmune mechanisms underlying obesity. Specifically, we are currently exploring novel populations of immune cells that directly interact with sympathetic nerve fibers within adipose tissue. We use a multi-disciplinary approach involving advanced imaging, flow cytometry, and single cell RNA sequencing techniques with the ultimate goal of findable druggable targets for the treatment of obesity.

I graduated with my PhD in neuroscience from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 2017 where I worked in the lab of Dr. Scott Plafker at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. My dissertation was focused on optic neuritis in multiple sclerosis, and I characterized the visual deficits of several mouse models of multiple sclerosis as well as inflammation and neurodegeneration of the optic nerve.