Kristy Townsend

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Kristy Townsend

Associate Professor, Neurological Surgery

1014 Biomedical Research Tower
460 W 12th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Neurobiology


  • PhD: Boston University

The Townsend Lab for Neurobiology and Energy Balance investigates: 1) stem cells in the adult brain and how neural plasticity, especially in the hypothalamus, contributes to energy balance regulation; and 2) how the brain communicates with adipose tissues via peripheral nerves, and the local regulation and function of nerves in adipose tissues (including neuroimmune and neurovascular interactions, neural plasticity and neurotrophic factors, and neuropathy with aging or diabetes). Learn more at


Townsend Lab Webpage

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