Research interests: Regulation of food intake and body weight including effects of diet on neuropeptides and neurotransmitters that play a role in the development of obesity, and examining how diet interacts with the ability of leptin to regulate energy balance.

Subject area: Nutrition

Food Science and Technology, Hospitality and Tourism, Nutrition and Dietetic Services, Nutrition
PhD, Louisiana State University, Physiology, 1988
MS, Auburn University, Physiology, 1984
BS, Auburn University, Chemistry, 1980