Clare Mathes, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at Baldwin Wallace University, will be the guest speaker for the University of Evansville’s annual Fall Crick Lecture in the Cognitive and Neural Sciences. The lecture is set for September 20 at 4:00 p.m. in Room 100 (Vectren Lecture Hall) in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science. This event is free and open to the public.
Mathes will be discussing a rat model of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery and its influence on taste-guided behavior.
A behavioral pharmacologist, Mathes’s research focuses on the neurochemistry involved in detecting and enjoying the taste of foods and beverages and how behaviors guided by taste impact eating and body weight status. She uses animal models – primarily rats – to assess these behaviors. Her area of expertise centers around behavior analysis.
Mathes earned her PhD in psychobiology from the University of Florida, and held a postdoctoral fellowship at Florida State University.