Neurobiology of Feeding Behavior Laboratory

Department of Psychology, Boston College

Lab Director: Gorica D. Petrovich, PhD

 
     
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2016

January 2016

We welcome Connor Milone '18 and Sofia Ramos-Bartolomei '18 to the lab as undergraduate volunteers.

Hannah Yoon '16, Megan Ebner '16, Marissa Kellogg '16 and Antonio Santos '17 receive funding from the Boston College Undergraduate Research Fellowship progam to continue their work assisting on a variety of on-going projects.

March 2016

Sara Keefer, Sindy Cole and Gorica Petrovich's research paper: “Orexin/hypocretin receptor 1 signaling mediates Pavlovian cue-food conditioning and extinction” has been accepted for publication in Physiology & Behavior.

We welcome Amanda Jenkins '17 and Giovanni Boyer '17 to the lab as undergraduate volunteers.

May 2016

Undergraduate student, Andrew Stone, presented a poster on his honor's thesis project during the Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference.

Graduate students Lauren Anderson & Sara Keefer presented their research at the annual psychology graduate research day event.

June 2016

Antonio Santos '17, Amanda Jenkins '17, and Giovanni Boyer '17 receive funding from the Boston College Undergraduate Research Fellowship progam to continue their work assisting on a variety of on-going projects.

July 2016

Sara Keefer was offered a travel award from the Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center to attend the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience conference in San Diego in November.

September 2016

Lauren Anderson was awarded the Student Poster Award for best poster presented at the Pavlovian Society Annual Meeting in Jersey City, New Jersey.

November 2016

Graduate students Lauren Anderson and Sara Keefer presented their research at Society for Neuroscience. Lauren's poster was entitled "DREADD inactivation of medial prefrontal cortex neurons disrupts renewal of Pavlovian conditioned responding to food cues in male rats." Sara's poster was entitled "The effects of chemogenetic inactivation of the medial prefrontal cortex during Pavlovian appetitive conditioning."

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