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Thomas Stratford, PhD

Research Assistant Professor



Building & Room:

B115 BSB


1007 W Harrison Street

Office Phone Voice:

(312) 413-2631


Integrative Systems
Neurophysiological control of ingestive behavior, focusing on the influence of the nucleus accumbens, ventral pallidum, and raphe nuclei on hypothalamic feeding and drinking circuits.

Selected References:
Stratford, T.R., The Nucleus Accumbens Shell as a Model of Integrative Subcortical Forebrain Systems Regulating Food Intake. In Appetite and Body Weight: Integrative Systems and the Development of Anti-Obesity Drugs, Editors, T.C. Kirkham and S.J. Cooper, London, Elsevier, 2007, pp. 27-65.

Stratford, T.R., Activation of feeding-related neural circuitry after unilateral injections of muscimol into the nucleus accumbens shell. Brain Research, 2005;1048:241-250.

Stratford, T.R. and Wirtshafter, D., NPY mediates the feeding elicited by muscimol injections into the nucleus accumbens shell. NeuroReport, 2004;15:2673-2676.