About The Author:
Patrick Sweeney is a Neuroscience doctoral candidate at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. Prior to graduate school, Patrick received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Rochester. His current research focuses on central nervous system regulation of feeding behavior and energy homeostasis with a focus on the contribution of emotion-related processes to feeding behavior.
Carla Nasca, Ph.D., is a post-doctoral fellow of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in the laboratory of Neuroendocrinology at the Rockefeller University, New York. Dr. Nasca received her B.A. in Molecular Biology and her M.S. in Electrophysiology from the University of Palermo in Italy. She earned her Ph.D. in Neurobiology and Pharmacology from the University Sapienza in Rome, Italy, before moving to The Rockefeller University under the mentorship of Dr. Bruce McEwen.