Student working on a research project.

Sex Differences In Energy Balance Control And Food Reward

Many studies to date have shed light onto the how the brain controls food intake and body weight, but much remains to be determined with regards to the role of sex differences in energy balance control. It is critical to understand more about how food intake and body weight control differ between males and females, and the mechanisms underlying these differences. This project will use rodent models to evaluate sex differences in neural controls of food intake. We also are interested in studying how diet impacts the neural mechanisms governing energy balance control.

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Nutrition, Neuroscience, Psychology, Biology
Student Skill-Set Needed: Reliable, detail-oriented, independent worker. Position requires hands-on work with rats. Student should have a minimum of 6 hours/week available to work in the lab and morning/early afternoon availability is essential. Some weekend work will be required.
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer
Available: Fall, Summer
Website: http://sphhp.buffalo.edu/exercise-and-nutrition-sciences/faculty-and-staff/faculty-directory/em1.html

Contact

For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Elizabeth Mietlicki-Baase
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Exercise And Nutrition Sciences
Email: em1@buffalo.edu