Karen Ryan

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Position Title
Associate Professor

  • Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
1129 Green Hall

Research Interests

We study the neuroendocrine mechanisms by which environmental signals influence systemic metabolism, with the goal to identify new targets for therapeutic intervention in stress-related and metabolic disease. Research interests include neuroendocrine regulation of feeding behavior, body weight and glucose control; mechanisms linking psychological stress and metabolic disease.

Graduate Program Affiliations

Education and Degree(s)
  • 1994 A.B. in Biology, Washington University, St. Louis
  • 2000 Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology, University of Chicago