April NORC Affiliate Investigator Spotlight: Carlos Campos, PhD

April NORC Affiliate Investigator Spotlight: Carlos Campos, PhD

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department  of Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Nutrition at the University of Washington.

I received my PhD in Neuroscience from Washington State University. I then completed a postdoctoral fellowship with Drs. Richard Palmiter and Michael Schwartz at the University of Washington, using mouse transgenic and viral approaches to investigate genetically defined brain pathways involved in feeding behavior, learning, and memory. I was subsequently recruited by the Department of Medicine and appointed to Assistant Professor, where my research examines how physiological signals related to internal state interact with other sensory systems to affect food intake and energy balance.



Our functional neural circuit mapping is aided by artificial intelligence methods that have been developed, in part, by our lab and collaborators. These methods include computer vision models that can accurately track mice with unprecedented detail and classify behaviors automatically, without the need for manual annotations. We anticipate that these approaches will significantly impact the identification of behavioral correlates of disease states and the systematic screening of side effects when testing therapeutics. To ensure broad applicability, we have trained our AI models on a vast dataset of rodent videos, enabling them to operate off-the-shelf under virtually any recording conditions.


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