This project uses a rodent model to evaluate how palatable food intake, and particularly binge-like patterns of palatable food intake, can change expression of key neuropeptides and receptors in the brain that are important for energy balance control and food reward. This could inform our understanding of the neurobiological changes that occur after development of binge-like eating behavior. The student will learn how to handle rodents and how to measure rats’ food intake and body weight. The student should have a minimum of 6 hours/week available to work in the lab. Morning / early afternoon availability is essential (~9:30am-12:30pm). Some weekend work will be required.
Disciplines: Nutrition, Neuroscience, Psychology, Biology
Student Skill-Set Needed: Reliable, detail-oriented, able to work independently. Position requires hands-on work with rats. Previous laboratory experience is preferred but not required.
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer
Available: Fall, Summer
For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:
Faculty Member: Elizabeth Mietlicki-Baase
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Exercise And Nutrition Sciences