My research interfaces cellular physiology, pharmacology, and behavior, with the goal of understanding and treating disorders of appetitive motivation such as obesity and addiction. Neuropeptides play a critical role in a number of homeostatic processes, including satiety, sleep/wake cycles, mood regulation, and response to stress. However, chronic drug taking can usurp these normal regulatory processes and profoundly alter motivational behaviour.
Dr. Borgland is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at the University of Calgary. From 2008-2013 she was an Assistant Professor in the department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics at the University of British Columbia. She received her PhD in Pharmacology/Neuroscience from the University of Sydney, Australia in 2002 and completed her post-doctoral training at the University of California, San Francisco ending in 2007.
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