Psychological Sciences Faculty
Associate Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Department of Psychological Sciences
703 Third Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2081 USA
Psychological Sciences, Room 3128
Telephone: (765) 494-5917
Degree: Ph.D. Purdue University, 1989
Our research focuses on brain-gut interactions mediated by the vagus nerve that regulate eating and bodyweight.
Murphy, M. C. & Fox, E. A. (2010). Mice deficient in brain-derived neurotrophic factor have altered development of vagal gastric sensory innervation. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 518(15), 2934-2951.
Fox, E. A. & McAdams, J. (2010). Smooth muscle-specific expression of neurotrophin-3 in the embryonic and neonatal gastrointestinal tract of the mouse. Cell and Tissue Research, 340(2), 267-286.
Biddinger, J. E. & Fox, E. A. (2010). Meal parameters and vagal gastrointestinal afferents in mice that experienced early postnatal overnutrition. Physiology and Behavior, 101, 184–191.
Ratcliffe, E. M., Farrar, N. & Fox, E. A. (2011). Development of vagal innervation of the gut: steering the wanderer. Neurogastroenterology and Motility, 23(10), 898-911.
Fox, E. A. (2012). Treating diet-induced obesity: A new role for vagal afferents? Digestive Diseases and Sciences, 57, 1115-1117.
Fox, E. A. & Biddinger, J. E. (2012). Early postnatal overnutrition: potential roles of gastrointestinal vagal afferents and brain-derived neurotrophic factor. Physiology and Behavior, 106, 400-412.
Fox*, E.A., Biddinger, J. E., Jones, K. R., & Worman, A. (2013). Mechanism of hyperphagia contributing to obesity in brain-derived neurotrophic factor knockout mice. Neuroscience, 229, 176-199.
Fox*, E.A., Biddinger, J. E., Baquet, Z. C., Jones, K. R., & McAdams, J. (2013). Loss of Neurotrophin-3 from Smooth Muscle Disrupts Vagal Gastrointestinal Afferent Signaling and Satiation. American Journal of Physiology, 305, R1307–R1322.
Biddinger*, J. E., Fox, E. A., (2014). Reduced intestinal brain-derived neurotrophic factor increases vagal sensory innervation of the intestine and enhances satiation. Journal of Neuroscience, 34(31), 10379-10393.