Nicholas Conley

I am interested in dissecting the vagal motor circuits controlling pancreatic endocrine function. In the Campbell Lab we use single nuclei RNA Sequencing to create genetic atlases with which to ask functional questions. My project focuses on the dorsal motor nucleus of the vagus and how it orchestrates the cephalic phase insulin response. I intend to characterize the genetic subtype of DMV neurons that innervates the pancreas and modulates insulin secretion during the cephalic phase of digestion.