Ph.D., University of Southern California, 1997
Office: McGuinn 344
Lab: Higgins 022
Phone: (617) 552-0416
Neurobiology of Feeding Behavior Lab
Scholarly Interests: Neurobiology of motivation and feeding behavior; functional organization of the brain systems mediating environmental control of food intake, specifically interactions between the amygdala, prefrontal cortex, and hypothalamus; modulation of hunger and satiety mechanisms by learning and stress.
Typically offered courses
Petrovich, G.D. (2013). Forebrain networks and the control of feeding by environmental learned cues. Physiology & Behavior. In Press. [Epub April 3, 2013]. Selected by Faculty of 1000 Prime.
Reppucci, C., Kuthyar, M., & Petrovich, G.D. (2013). Contextual fear cues inhibit feeding in food-deprived male and female rats. Appetite 69:186-95.
Cole, S., Powell, D.J., & Petrovich, G.D. (2013). Differential recruitment of distinct amygdalar nuclei across appetitive associative learning. Learning & Memory 20:295-9.
Petrovich, G.D., Hobin, M.P., & *Reppucci, C. (2012). Selective Fos induction in the hypothalamic orexin/hypocretin, but not melanin-concentrating hormone neurons by a learned cue that stimulates feeding in sated rats. Neuroscience 224: 70-80.
Petrovich, G.D., & Lougee, M.A. (2011). Sex differences in fear cue-induced inhibition of feeding: Prolonged effect in female rats. Physiology & Behavior 104:996-1001.
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