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This seminar is comprised of professors, research scientists, and physicians from institutions of higher learning and industry in the greater New York area with a common interest in the biological and behavioral bases of appetitive behavior. Four major areas of interest are found within the group: 1) the control of food and fluid intake in man and animals and their effects on variation in body composition; 2) disorders with links to ingestive behavior such as obesity, bulimia, anorexia nervosa, and diabetes; 3) the role of the brain from pharmacological, physiological, and neuroanatomical perspectives on the control of ingestive behavior; 4) cognitive, social, and environmental controls of ingestive behavior. The seminar thus combines interests in basic control mechanisms with clinical applications.

Dr. Allan Geliebter

Professor John Glendinning

Dr. Harry R. Kissileff

Dr. Blandine Laferrère

Jeon D. Hamm

All seminars will continue to meet virtually through Fall 2021. Meeting links provided upon RSVP. Meeting dates and times are subject to change.

Meeting Schedule

09/09/2021 Online Meeting
4:00 PM
Neural Circuits for Gut-Brain Communication
Ivan de Araujo, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

10/07/2021 Online Meeting
4:00 PM
Adaptive control of food intake
Nicholas Betley, University of Pennsylvania

11/11/2021 Online Meeting
4:00 PM
Maintaining lean body mass during weight loss: Is there a role for chromium picolinate?
Danielle Greenberg, NutriSci Inc.

12/09/2021 Online Meeting
4:00 PM
Changes in brain response to high and low- calorie food cues pre- to post-RYGB and Sleeve Gastrectomy
Allan Geliebter, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

01/20/2022 Location TBD
4:00 PM
Behavioral metrics of reward learning in nonhuman primates
Peter Kaskan, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

02/03/2022 Location TBD
4:00 PM
Role of external factors in food decision-making
Olga Davidenko, Université Paris-Saclay (France)

03/10/2022 Location TBD
4:00 PM
Fiftieth Anniversary Symposium

Notes: Speakers and times TBA
04/07/2022 Location TBD
4:00 PM
Attachment orientation, body weight and bariatric surgery” or “Food variety: evaluating the effect and future directions
Laura Wilkinson, Swansea University (Wales, UK)

05/12/2022 Location TBD
4:00 PM
Neuropeptides in the paraventricular thalamus and binge-like eating
Jessica Barson, Drexel University