Current Lab Members

Director

Paul R. Burghardt, PhD
 

Appointments

Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition & Food Science, Wayne State University

Adjunct Research Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan

Training

MS: University of South Carolina, School of Public Health, Department of Exercise Science.

PhD: University of South Carolina, School of Medicine, Biomedical Sciences Program, Neuroscience Focus Group.

                                             Post-doctoral fellow: Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience Institute and Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan.

                                             Research Interests

            • The neurohormonal and behavioral correlates of obesity and weight-loss
            • The influence of aerobic capacity on mood, metabolism, motivation, and stress-system reactivity
            • Neuropeptide regulation of energy management and behavior


Staff

Katlin Chappelle, BS
Research Assistant and Project Coordinator










Mahua Deb, MS
Laboratory Manager 











Doctoral Students

Andrew Neff
Andrew is a PhD student in the Translational Neuroscience Program at Wayne State University.  Andrew was born and raised in Southeastern Michigan.  
He completed his B.A. in political science at Michigan State University, and anticipates his PhD in 2019.  His research involves evaluating gut brain
interactions, as well as applying exosome isolation methods for analyzing brain derived exosomes in blood.









Kasia Nowak, MS













Armita Bahadori










Lab Alumni

Christin Samona











Maryssa Gilbert








Yu-Lyu Yeh, PhD














Carolyn Archer, MSc

Carolyn has Masters of Science in Epidemiology and over 9 years of experience in public health research. Her experience includes planning and managing research studies, training staff, recruiting and consenting patients, as well as conducting patient interviews and extracting data from medical records. She also has experience in conducting literature reviews, data analysis and preparing research proposals for external funding and manuscripts for publications. As a researcher in Dr. Paul Burghardt’s lab, she is managing a study examining the effects of aerobic fitness on brain function. Her primary area of interest is in nutrition and the prevention of chronic conditions. She is currently in the process of completing the Coordinated Program in Dietetics at Wayne State University.