- Graduate Student
- My research interests involve understanding the neural circuitry and mechanisms that influence ingestive behavior. Food intake is governed by many diverse factors acting throughout the periphery, as well as within the central nervous system. Such signals relay information about metabolic state, ingested nutrients, and energetic need. Using pharmacologic, behavioral, and neuroanatomical approaches, my work has focused on a novel interaction between estrogens and brain glucagon-like peptide 1 in the control of food intake in female rodents.
- Recent Publications
Terrill SJ, Jackson CM, Greene HE, Lilly N, Maske CB, Vallejo S, Williams DL, Role of Lateral Septum Glucagon-Like Peptide 1 Receptors in Food Intake, Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol, 2016 PubMed Terrill SJ, Hyde K, Kay K, Greene HE, Maske CB, Knierim AE, Davis JF, Williams DL, Ventral Tegmental Area orexin 1 receptors promote palatable food intake and oppose post-ingestive negative feedback, Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol, 2016 PubMed
Diana Williams, Psychology