About IBRC IBRC Executive Committee Contact
Richard Mattes, MPH, Ph.D., R.D.
Director, Ingestive Behavior Research Center
Purdue University
Matthews Hall, Room 229
812 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2059

About the IBRC

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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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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