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Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Carleton University

Alfonso Abizaid did his PhD in Behavoral Neuroscience at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada and completed a four year NSERC funded Postdoctoral Fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine. Hi research is focused on the brain processes that integrate information from the environment to regulate feeding and energy balance. His research focuses include the following:

-How metabolic hormones like ghrelin influence reward-seeking behaviours via actions on the mesolimbic reward system
-How the hormone ghrelin influences feeding as a coping mechanism to reduce the effects of chronic social stress
-How prenatal exposure to endocrine disrupters influences the brain systems implicated in the regulation of feed and energy balance.


  • –present
    Professor, Carleton University


  • 2002 
    Concordia University, Psychology/Behavioral Neuroscience


Governor General Medal Recipient