The opportunity to train graduate students in the field of nutrition and health and to contribute to the research of Obesity and Food intake regulation for many years has been a highlight in my career as teacher and researcher. In terms of my research, I am interested in how we can modify the uncontrollable desire to eat without hunger. Why is it that people can’t stop eating even though they have reached satiety? I am interested in the brain regulation of appetite or hunger that translates in the behavior towards food and food consumption.
I have found that sharing research makes students more interested and engaged in the topics that are covered in class. Students are certain that the professor is knowledgeable and is excited about her research and the subject matter. Part of my teaching approach is to communicate my research findings and encourage critical thinking.
- Ph.D. Animal Nutrition University of Georgia, 1991
- M.S. Animal Science University of Georgia, 1984
- B.S. Agriculture Universidad Nacional de Cordoba-Argentina, 1980