Dr. Lisa Eckel
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
- PDB B339
- Neuroendocrine control of ingestive behavior, ovarian rhythms in behavior, activity-based anorexia, serotonergic control of feeding
- Current Research
- Currently, there are two ongoing research programs in my laboratory. The first project investigates the mechanism underlying estradiol's ability to control food intake and regulate body weight in female rodents. To study this problem, we use an integrated approach involving behavioral, physiological, pharmacological, and molecular techniques. The interaction between estrogen and neuropeptides is of particular interest. A second project investigates the changes in neuropeptide secretion associated with activity-based anorexia, an animal model of anorexia nervosa. We are also interested in identifying behavioral patterns in rats that might increase the risk of developing activity-based anorexia.
- Recent Publications
Johnson MM, Mikolajewski A, Shirtcliff EA, Eckel LA, Taylor J, The association between affective psychopathic traits, time incarcerated, and cortisol response to psychosocial stress, Horm Behav, 2015 PubMed Dossat AM, Bodell LP, Williams DL, Eckel LA, Keel PK, Preliminary examination of glucagon-like peptide-1 levels in women with purging disorder and bulimia nervosa, Int J Eat Disord, 2015 PubMed Torregrossa AM, Loney GC, Smith JC, Eckel LA, Examination of the perception of sweet- and bitter-like taste qualities in sucralose preferring and avoiding rats, Physiol Behav, 2015 PubMed Torregrossa AM, Nikonova L, Bales MB, Villalobos Leal M, Smith JC, Contreras RJ, Eckel LA, Induction of salivary proteins modifies measures of both orosensory and postingestive feedback during exposure to a tannic acid diet, PLoS One, 2014 PubMed Loney GC, Torregrossa AM, Carballo C, Eckel LA, Preference for sucralose predicts behavioral responses to sweet and bittersweet tastants, Chem Senses, 2012 PubMed Loney GC, Blonde GD, Eckel LA, Spector AC, Determinants of Taste Preference and Acceptability: Quality versus Hedonics, J Neurosci, 2012 PubMed Kimbrough A, Kwon BS, Eckel LA, Houpt TA, Systemic 5-bromo-2-deoxyuridine induces conditioned flavor aversion and c-Fos in the visceral neuraxis, Learn Mem, 2011 PubMed Loney GC, Torregrossa AM, Smith JC, Sclafani A, Eckel LA, Rats display a robust bimodal preference profile for sucralose, Chem Senses, 2011 PubMed