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Karolina Skibicka
Karolina P. Skibicka
Associate Professor
Lloyd & Dorothy Foehr Huck Chair in Metabolic Physiology
Summary Statement

Central nervous system governs feeding behaviour and importantly, vice versa, the food consumed and the resulting neural and hormonal gut signals affect a broad network of neural circuits and behaviours.

Department
  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
  • Graduate Program
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Education
  • PhD in Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Phone
Office Address
204 Chandlee Lab
University Park , PA 16802
Fax
814-863-6103
Professional Credentials

BSc, PhD

Research Interests

1) Gut-brain axis control of motivated behavior for food and substances of abuse.
2) Novel behavioral consequences of gut-brain axis activation: investigation of impulsivity, stress, anxiety, and sociability.
3) Neuroanatomical and neurochemical mediators of glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) and GLP-1 analogs.
4) Neural substrates underlying estrogen's control of behavior.