Florida State University

Dr. Lisa Eckel is currently accepting new graduate students.


Dr. Lisa Eckel

Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Director of Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience

PDB B437


Neuroendocrine control of ingestive behavior, ovarian rhythms in behavior, activity-based anorexia, serotonergic control of feeding
Current Research
Currently, there are two ongoing research programs in my laboratory. The first project investigates the mechanism underlying estradiol's ability to control food intake and regulate body weight in female rodents. To study this problem, we use an integrated approach involving behavioral, physiological, pharmacological, and molecular techniques. The interaction between estrogen and neuropeptides is of particular interest. A second project investigates the changes in neuropeptide secretion associated with activity-based anorexia, an animal model of anorexia nervosa. We are also interested in identifying behavioral patterns in rats that might increase the risk of developing activity-based anorexia.
Recent Publications
Maske CB, Jackson CM, Terrill SJ, Eckel LA, Williams DL, Estradiol modulates the anorexic response to central glucagon-like peptide 1, Horm Behav, 2017 PubMed
Johnson MM, Mikolajewski A, Shirtcliff EA, Eckel LA, Taylor J, The association between affective psychopathic traits, time incarcerated, and cortisol response to psychosocial stress, Horm Behav, 2015 PubMed
Dossat AM, Bodell LP, Williams DL, Eckel LA, Keel PK, Preliminary examination of glucagon-like peptide-1 levels in women with purging disorder and bulimia nervosa, Int J Eat Disord, 2015 PubMed
Torregrossa AM, Loney GC, Smith JC, Eckel LA, Examination of the perception of sweet- and bitter-like taste qualities in sucralose preferring and avoiding rats, Physiol Behav, 2015 PubMed
Torregrossa AM, Nikonova L, Bales MB, Villalobos Leal M, Smith JC, Contreras RJ, Eckel LA, Induction of salivary proteins modifies measures of both orosensory and postingestive feedback during exposure to a tannic acid diet, PLoS One, 2014 PubMed
Loney GC, Torregrossa AM, Carballo C, Eckel LA, Preference for sucralose predicts behavioral responses to sweet and bittersweet tastants, Chem Senses, 2012 PubMed
Loney GC, Blonde GD, Eckel LA, Spector AC, Determinants of Taste Preference and Acceptability: Quality versus Hedonics, J Neurosci, 2012 PubMed
Kimbrough A, Kwon BS, Eckel LA, Houpt TA, Systemic 5-bromo-2-deoxyuridine induces conditioned flavor aversion and c-Fos in the visceral neuraxis, Learn Mem, 2011 PubMed
Loney GC, Torregrossa AM, Smith JC, Sclafani A, Eckel LA, Rats display a robust bimodal preference profile for sucralose, Chem Senses, 2011 PubMed

All Publications PubMed

Training Grant Opportunities

Neuro Grads and Postdocs

Michael Butler, Graduate Student

Larissa Nikonova, Affiliate - Psychology

Sean Ogden, Graduate Student

Alexis Perrini, Graduate Student

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