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Department ofPsychology

Jennifer Frihauf

Jennifer Frihauf
Jennifer Frihauf
Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer
I am broadly interested in how the brain regulates energy balance. What factors in the brain and body are associated with obesity risk? In particular, I am interested in how maternal diet during pregnancy can affect gene expression in the brains of offspring, and how energy balance and reward systems interact.

Frihauf JB, Fekete EM, Nagy TR, Levin BE, Zorrilla EP. Maternal western diet increases adiposity even in male offspring of obesity-resistant rat dams: early endocrine markers. 2016. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 311(6):R1045-R1059. 

Frihauf JB, Fekete EM, Zorrilla EP. Control of food intake. 2010. Encyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience, Academic Press, Amsterdam

Cottone P, Sabino V, Roberto M, Bajo M, Pockros L, Frihauf JB, Fekete EM, Steardo L, Rice KC, Grigoriadis D, Conti B, Koob GF, Zorrilla EP. 2009. CRF system recruitment mediates dark side of compulsive eating. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 106(47):20016-20.

Bell AH, Hadj-Bouziane F, Frihauf JB, Tootell RB, Ungerleider LG. 2009. Object representations in the temporal cortex of monkeys and humans as revealed by functional magnetic resonance imaging. J Neurophysiol Feb;101(2):688-700.