Endocrine and Neural Controls of Ingestive Behavior
The question of whether ingestive behavior is regulated or just reflects the cumulative effects of independent factors remains unresolved. In either case, there is little dispute regarding important contributions by the endocrine and neural systems. Over the past two decades, there has been a revolution in understanding of the active roles played by enteroendocrine cells in the intestines and endocrine function of adipocytes in the modulation of appetitive sensations and feeding. Basic studies of innervation patterns of the oral cavity, gut and brain have also yielded new insights along with evolving cutting-edge approaches like neuro-imaging to characterize the central sites involved with hedonic and appetitive sensations. Longstanding, externally-supported programs led by internationally recognized IBRC faculty are underway and offer opportunities to train students interested in these fields.
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.
Individual and population-based health practices will be optimized by advancing understanding of the controls of ingestive behavior.
IBRC Executive Committee
- Dr. Richard Mattes, Ph.D., Director
- Dr. Wayne Campbell, Ph.D.
- Dr. Mario Ferruzzi, Ph.D.
- Dr. Kimberly Kinzig, Ph.D.
- Dr. Megan McCrory, Ph.D.
- 21OctDetailsIBRC Seminar
October 21 @ 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM BRNG 202
- 28OctDetailsIBRC Journal Club
October 28 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Stone Hall Rm B2
- 4NovDetailsIBRC Seminar
November 4 @ 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM BRNG 202
Stone Hall, Room 220
700 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2059
(765) 494-5735 phone
(765) 494-0674 fax