Nu-Chu Liang, Assistant Professor

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Personal profile

Research Interests

  • taste, ingestive behaviors, animal models of eating disorders, neurobiology of energy metabolism
  • polydrug use and behavior

Academic Service

Dr. Liang will be accepting a graduate student for Fall 2019 admission.

Professional Information

Feeding is fundamental to survival and reproduction.Multiple factors contribute to aberrant eating behaviors and the resulting obesity or eating disorders. My overall research program is aimed at identifying the underlying mechanisms of reward and motivation. Our current focus are aberrant eating behaviors and how various factors (e.g. exercise) contribute to these clinical conditions.

Education/Academic qualification

Postdoctoral training, Johns Hopkins University

Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

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Research Output

Open Access
  • Combined ∆ 9 -tetrahydrocannabinol and moderate alcohol administration: effects on ingestive behaviors in adolescent male rats

    Nelson, N. G., Law, W. X., Weingarten, M. J., Carnevale, L. N., Das, A. & Liang, N. C., Feb 14 2019, In : Psychopharmacology. 236, 2, p. 671-684 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Joint and separate exposure to alcohol and ∆9-tetrahydrocannabinol produced distinct effects on glucose and insulin homeostasis in male rats

    Nelson, N. G., Weingarten, M. J., Law, W. X., Sangiamo, D. T. & Liang, N. C., Dec 1 2019, In : Scientific reports. 9, 1, 12025.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Chronic moderate alcohol drinking alters insulin release without affecting cognitive and emotion-like behaviors in rats

    Nelson, N. G., Suhaidi, F. A., Law, W. X. & Liang, N. C., Aug 2018, In : Alcohol. 70, p. 11-22 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle