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Psychological Sciences Faculty

Kimberly KinzigKimberly Kinzig

Associate Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience

Mailing Address:
Department of Psychological Sciences
Purdue University
703 Third Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2081 USA

Campus Address:
Psychological Sciences, Room 1230

E-mail: kkinzig@psych.purdue.edu
Telephone: (765) 496-8220
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/kpkinziglab/


Degree: Ph.D. University of Cincinnati, 2002

Research Interests:

General research interests include neuroendocrine regulation of food intake and body weight, neurobiology of eating disorders and stress.  

Recent Publications:

Kinzig, K. P., Honors M. A., Hargrave S. L, Davenport B. M., Strader A. D., & Wendt D. (2010) Sensitivity to the anorectic effects of leptin is retained in rats maintained on a ketogenic diet despite increased adiposity. Neuroendocrinology, 92(2):100-11.

Kinzig, K. P. & Hargrave, S. L. (2010) Adolescent activity-based anorexia induces increased anxiety-like behavior in adulthood. Physiology & Behavior, 101(2):269-76.

Kinzig, K. P., Honors, M. A., & Hargrave, S. L. (2010) Insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance are altered by maintenance on a ketogenic diet. Endocrinology, 151(7):3105-14.

Honors, M. A, Hargrave, S. L. & Kinzig, K. P.  (2011) Glucose tolerance in response to a high fat diet is improved by a high protein diet.  Obesity, epub ahead of print

Hargrave, S. L. & Kinzig K. P. (2011) Repeated gastric distension alters neuroendcrine responses to food intake.  Physiology & Behavior, 105(4):975-81.

Hargrave, SL. & Kinzig, KP. (2012) Repeated gastric distension alters food intake and neuroendocrine profiles in rats. Physiology & Behavior, 105, 269-76.

Honors, MA & Kinzig, KP. (2012), The role of insulin resistance in the development of muscle wasting during cancer cachexia. Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia, and Muscle, 3, 5-11.

Honors, M.A. & Kinzig, K.P. (2013)  Chronic exendin-4 treatment prevents the development of cancer cachexia symptoms in male rats bearing the Yoshida sarcoma.  Hormones and Cancer, (Epub ahead of print).

Honors, MA & Kinzig, K.P. (2013) Characterization of the Yoshida sarcoma” a model of cancer cachexia.  Supportive Care in  Cancer, 21(10):2687-94.

Davidson, T.L., Hargrave, S.L., Swithers, S.E., Sample, C.H., Fu, X., Kinzig, K.P., & Zheng, W.  (2013) Inter-relationships among diet, obesity, and hippocampal-dependent cognitive function.  Neuroscience, 253C:110-122. 

Honors, M.A. and Kinzig*, K.P., (2014).Diet-induced obesity and insulin resistance spur tumor Growth and cancer cachexia in rats bearing the Yoshida sarcoma. Nutrition and Cancer, 66(5);872-8.

Honors, M.A. and Kinzig*, K.P., (2014). Chronic exendin-4 treatment prevents the Development of cancer cachexia symptoms in male rats bearing the Yoshida sarcoma. Hormones and Cancer, 5(1); 33-41.