Jennifer A. Teske, PhD
Department of Nutritional Sciences
University of Arizona
Dr. Jennifer Teske studies the neural mechanisms and dietary factors regulating weight gain associated with abnormal sleep in rodent models. While her primary goal is to quantify the energetic cost and temporal relationship between bouts of sleep, physical activity and feeding, establishing the therapeutic efficacy of centrally administered orexin on body weight gain is paramount. These studies are performed by concurrently measuring sleep, physical activity, feeding and energy expenditure in free-living rodents in vivo with DSI’s F40-EET telemetry implant among other metabolic research tools. To learn more about Dr. Teske’s research objectives, visit her academic research page.