Ingestive Behavior Research Center

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About the IBRC

Purdue University Ingestive Behavior Research Center The Center integrates sophisticated analyses of the physiological, nutritional, developmental, genetic, sensory, socio-economic, and experiential determinants of food and fluid intake with the rigorous assessment of appetitive and consummatory behaviors in human and nonhuman animal models.

The Ingestive Behavior Research Center (IBRC) was organized at Purdue University to promote and coordinate interdisciplinary collaborations among laboratories that investigate the environmental and biological controls of food and fluid intake.

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Symposium on Eating Patterns, Diet Quality and Energy Balance

World in Grain

IBRC hosted their 5th biennial international symposium at the Purdue University campus on September 24-26, 2013. Twenty-one renowned speakers presented on “Eating Patterns, Diet Quality and Energy Balance.”  The proceedings will be published in a special issue of the journal Physiology & Behavior in Fall 2014.


The students and faculty members of the IBRC participate in many common activities, including seminars, symposia, journal clubs, and a core curriculum for graduate training.  The emphasis on interdisciplinary graduate education and the availability of shared, state-of-the-art, facilities and resources set the stage for a wide variety of individual and collaborative research endeavors that are aimed at advancing understanding of the controls of ingestive behavior.

Undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral training are available.


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About the IBRC

The Ingestive Behavior Research Center at Purdue University is unique in providing an interdisciplinary research and training environment that promotes excellence in the analysis of ingestive behavior and its disorders.

Our Vision

Individual and population-based health practices will be optimized by advancing understanding of the controls of ingestive behavior.

IBRC Executive Committee

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Cresta Cates
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