Yann Ravussin

Senior Researcher
Department of Medicine

PER 09 bu. 1.111
Ch. du Musée 5
1700 Fribourg
PER 09, 1.111


The Ravussin laboratory is interested in the physiological and molecular underpinnings of body weight regulation exploring the idea of a body weight setpoint. Both weight loss and weight gain elicit changes in feeding behavior and metabolism that favor the return to previous body weight implying a system in which changes from "normal" body weight are perceived and subsequent adaptations are undertaken. Using surgically implanted feeding tubes, the lab is able to precisely feed animals and explore these changes under various conditions including:

1. overfeeding

2. underfeeding

3. altered feed timing (circadian rhythm)



Research and publications

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