Jennifer Nasser talks about your Brain on Food at Spring ScholarSip
On Monday, June 8, 2015, the Libraries welcomed Jennifer Nasser, associate professor from the College of Nursing and Health Professions to speak at its twelfth ScholarSip event. Professor Nasser spoke about her latest research on the brain’s reaction to foods and what motivates us to eat – or to continue eating after we’re satiated.
Nasser’s clinical research focuses on dopamine-mediated mechanisms of food intake regulation in humans and its impact on metabolic homeostasis, especially as it applies to obesity, eating disorders and aging. Her brief overview of her work stimulated discussion among the 40 present.
ScholarSip is a quarterly event series hosted by the University Libraries. The event encourages faculty and professional staff to attend – moving outside of campus departments and silos and connecting around a common topic.