Thomas Castonguay is a Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science at the University of Maryland College Park.  He received a BA degree in Psychology from Framingham State College in 1973, an MA in Psychology from Mount Holyoke College in 1975 and a PhD in Psychology (with a specialization in Psychobiology) in 1978 at Rutgers University working with Prof. George Collier.  He joined the UMCP faculty in 1988.

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  • PhD
    Psychology, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. 1978.
  • MS
    Psychology, Mt. Holyoke Coll., So. Hadley, MA. 1975.
  • BS
    Psychology, Framingham St. Coll., Framingham, MA. 1973.

The effects of exercise, age and body composition on metabolic flexibility measured by  indirect calorimetry; The influence of sugars on the human hypothalamic BOLD response as measured by fMRI; the influence of sugars on hypothalamic genes regulating food intake and body composition; 11 beta hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase – 1 and its role in dietary obesity.

Research Interests
Regulation of Intake
Dr. Thomas Castonguay
3209B Marie Mount Hall
Neuroscience and Cognitive Science
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