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Castonguay, Thomas

Thomas Castonguay
Department of Nutrition and Food Science
Program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
3209B Marie Mount Hall
General Research Interests: 
  • 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 – and its role in dietary obesity

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.