Kimberly Kinzig

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:

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.

Hargrave, S. L., Davidson, T. L., Zheng, W., & Kinzig, K. P. (2015).  Western diets induce blood-brain barrier leakage and alter spatial strategies in rats.  Behavioral Neuroscience, 130(1), 123-35.

Hargrave, S. L., Davidson, T. L., Lee, T. J., & Kinzig, K. P. (2015). Brain and behavioral perturbations in rats following Western diet access.  Appetite, 93, 35-43.

Lee, T. J. & Kinzig, K. P. (2017). Repeated adolescent activity-based anorexia influences central estrogen signaling and adulthood anxiety-like behaviors in rats. Physiology & Behavior, 171, 199-206.

Hasek, L. Y., Philips, R. J., Zhang, G., Kinzig, K. P., Kim C. Y., Powley, T. L., & Hamaker, B. R. (2018).  Dietary slowly digestible starch triggers the gut-brain axis in obese rats with accompanied reduced food intake.  Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, 62(5).

Kimberly Kinzig

Professor, Neuroscience and Behavior

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

Campus Address:
Psychological Sciences, Room 1230

Telephone: (765) 496-8220

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