Poster Presentations

(Trainees directly supervised are in Bold)

King, S.J., Seeman, L., and Abizaid, A. (2013) The motivation to obtain sugar pellets is attenuated in the ghrelin receptor knock-out rat. Presented at the 95th Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society, San Francisco, CA.

King, S.J., Murray, E. and Abizaid, A. (2013) King, S.J., Seeman, L., and Abizaid, A. (2013) The motivation to obtain sugar pellets is attenuated in the ghrelin receptor knock-out rat. Presented at the 6th Annual Meeting for the Canadian Association for Neuroscience meeting, Toronto, ON.

Khazall, R., and Abizaid, A. (2013). Ghrelin and the metabolic entertainment to scheduled meals. Presented at the First Conference of the Canadian Society for Chronobiology, Toronto, ON,

Sztainert, T.K., Wohl, M., and Abizaid, A. (2013) Starving to Gamble: Hunger and gambling-related craving interact to heighten persistent play among problem gamblers. Presented at the 15th International Conference on Gambling and Risk Taking

St. Onge, V. and Abizaid, A. (2012). The Role of Ghrelin in Reward-Based Feeding. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Rodrigues, T., Patterson Z.R. and Abizaid, A. (2012). Stress mediated ghrelin secretion increases caloric intake and weight gain. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Patterson Z.R., Rodrigues, T. and Abizaid, A. (2012). Ghrelin – the defender of fat. Implications for a target in obesity treatment. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Mackay, H. A., Patterson, Z.R., Khazall, R., Abizaid, A. (2012). Organizational effects of early-life exposure to low-dose bisphenol-A and diethylstilbestrol on hypothalamic circuits regulating energy balance. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

St. Onge, V. and Abizaid, A. (2012). The Role of Ghrelin in Reward-Based Feeding. Presented at the 94th Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society, Houston, TX.

Charbonneau, V., McKay, H. Wellman, M.K., and Abizaid, A. (2012) Examining the role of ghrelin receptors in the regulation of food intake and metabolism using a GHSR KO rat model. Presented at the 94th Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society, Houston, TX.

Patton, D., Patterson, Z.R., Abizaid, A., and Mistleberger, R. (2012) Multiple Daily Meals: Effects on Behavior, Peripheral Oscillators and Associated Hormones. Presented at the 13th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Biological Rhythms, Destin, Florida,USA.

Khazall, R., Rodrigues, T., Bashir, N., and Abizaid, A. (2011). Metabolic entrainment to scheduled meals and treats in relation to corticosterone and ghrelin. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting, Washington , DC.

Mineur, Y. S., Abizaid, A., Rao, Y.,  DiLeone, R., Salas, R., Gundisch, D., Diano, S., Debiasi, M., Horvath, T. L., Gao, X.-B., Picciotto, M.R. (2011) Nicotine decreases food intake through activation of POMC neurons. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting, Washington , DC.

Patterson, Z. R., Khazall, R., Sleeman, M., Anisman, H., and  Abizaid, A. (2011).Differential metabolic profiles between wild-type and ghsr ko mice following chronic social defeat stress. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting, Washington , DC.

Mackay, H. A., Tsirlin, D., Patel, S., Patterson, Z.R., Khazall, R., Abizaid, A. (2011). The effect of perinatal exposure to the endocrine disruptor bisphenol-a on metabolism and the development of diet-induced obesity in adulthood. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting, Washington , DC.

Wellman, M.K., Woodside, B. and Abizaid A. (2011). Response of ghrelin, ghrelin O-acyltransferase, and ghrelin receptor transcription to food deprivation and prolonged food restriction.

Faulkner, A. S., Abizaid, A., Hellemans, K., Comeau, A., and  D’ANGIULLI, A. (2011) Event-related potential correlates of viewing and imagining aversive and food photos, as determined by electroencephalography. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting, Washington , DC.

MacKay, H.A., Patterson, Z., Khazall, R., Wellman M., A. Abizaid (2011) The effect of early nutrition on Fto expression in adult offspring. Presented at the 2nd Canadian Obesity Summit, Montreal, PQ.

Charbonneau, V., Raspopow, K., Abizaid, A., & Anisman, H (2011). Understanding common cravings for carbohydrate and sweet foods among restraint eaters. Presented at the 2nd Canadian Obesity Summit, Montreal, PQ.

MacKay, H.A., Patterson, Z., Khazall, R., Wellman M., A. Abizaid (2011) The effect of early nutrition on Fto expression in adult offspring. Presented at the 3rd Young Researchers Forum Conference at the Royal Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON.

Raspopow, K., Abizaid, A., Matheson, K., Anisman, H. (2011). Behavioral and Hormonal Responses to the Anticipation of a Social Stressor. Presented at the 3rd Young Researchers Forum Conference at the Royal Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON.

Blum, I., Rodrigues, T. and Abizaid, A. (2010). Isolating neural correlates of food anticipation from metabolic and appetitive drives. Presented at the 40th Society for Neuroscience Meeting San Diego CA.

King, S.J., Isaacs, A., O’Farrell, E., and Abizaid, A. (2010) The motivation to obtain highly palatable food is enhanced by ghrelin in the ventral tegmental area. Presented at the 40th Society for Neuroscience Meeting San Diego CA.

Waddington Lamont, E., Bruton, J.S., Abizaid, A. (2010) The role of ghrelin in food anticipatory behavior. Presented at the 40th Society for Neuroscience Meeting, San Diego CA.

Patterson, Z.R., Khazall, R., Sleeman, M.,  & Abizaid, A. (2010). Ghrelin mediates vulnerability to stress induced metabolic and hormonal dysfunctions. Presented at the 40th Society for Neuroscience Meeting San Diego CA.

King, S.J., Isaacs, A., O’Farrell, E., and Abizaid, A. (2010) The motivation to obtain highly palatable food is enhanced by ghrelin in the ventral tegmental area. Presented at the 14th Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology meeting, Toronto, ON.

Patterson, Z.R., Khazall, R., Sleeman, M.,  Anisman, H.  & Abizaid, A. (2010). Ghrelin mediates vulnerability to stress induced metabolic dysfunctions. Presented at the 14th Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology meeting, Toronto, ON.

Waddington Lamont, E., Bruton, J.S., Abizaid, A. (2010) The role of ghrelin in food anticipatory behavior. Presented at the 14th Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology meeting, Toronto, ON.

Wellman, M.K.,  Khazall, R., MacKay, H.,  Woodside, B.C., and  Abizaid, A. (2010). Ghrelin O-acyltransferase mRNA levels in the hypothalamus are differentially affected in two different models of negative energy balance. Presented at the 14th Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology meeting, Toronto, ON.

Quinn, T., Abizaid, A., and Woodside, B.C. (2010). Effects of chronic ghrelin receptor antagonist infusion on food intake and body weight differ in cycling and lactating rats. Presented at the 14th Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology meeting, Toronto, ON.

Isaacs, A., King, S.J., and Abizaid, A. (2010). Effects of Chronic IntraVTA Ghrelin and Ghrelin Receptor Antagonist on Macronutrient Preferences. Presented at the 4th Canadian Association for Neuroscience meeting, Ottawa, ON.

Patterson, Z.,  Khazall, R.,  Sleeman, M., Anisman, A., & Abizaid, A. (2010) Ghrelin Mediates Vulnerability to Stress Induced Metabolic and Hormonal Dysfunctions. Presented at the 4th Canadian Association for Neuroscience meeting, Ottawa, ON.

Khazall, R., Wellman, M., Patterson Z.R., and  Abizaid, A. (2010) Effects of Ghrelin on Metabolic Processes in Response to Chronic Social Stress. Presented at the 4th Canadian Association for Neuroscience meeting, Ottawa, ON.

Blum, I.D., Rodrigues, T., and Abizaid, A. (2010). Isolating Neural Correlates of the Food Entrainable Oscillator. Presented at the 4th Canadian Association for Neuroscience meeting, Ottawa, ON.

Comeau, A., Hellmans, K., Heenan, A., Abizaid, A., and D’Anguili, A. (2010). Chopped arms and Big Macs: ERP correlates of viewing and imagining aversive and food pictures. Presented at the 4th Canadian Association for Neuroscience meeting, Ottawa, ON.

Patterson, Z.,  Khazall, R.,  Sleeman, M., Anisman, A., & Abizaid, A. (2010) Ghrelin Mediates Vulnerability to Stress Induced Metabolic and Hormonal Dysfunctions. Presented at the 2nd Young Investigators Conference at the Royal Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON.

Raspopow, K., Abizaid, A., Matheson, K., and Anisman, A. (2010). Shame and anger are associated with behavioural and cortisol stress-responses of emotional eaters. Presented at the 11th meeting for the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, NV.

Waddington Lamont, E., Blum, I.D., and Abizaid, A. (2009). Ghrelin modulates the effects of constant light on the master circadian clock. Presented at the 39th meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL.

Patterson, Z., Ducharme, R., Khazall, R., Anisman, H., and Abizaid, A. (2009). Ghrelin mediates the metabolic alterations  associated with chronic exposure to stress. Presented at the 39th meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL.

Khazall, R., Wellman, M.K., Anisman, H., and Abizaid, A. (2009). Changes in ghrowth hormone secretagogue receptor (GHSR) expression in the VTA, arcuate nucleus, and hippocampus in response to chronic unpredictable stress. Presented at the 13th Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology meeting, East Lansing, Michigan.

King, S.J., O’Farrell, E., and Abizaid, A. (2009). Chronic Ghrelin infusions into the ventral tegmental area stimulate appetite and increase body weight in rats. Presented at the 13th Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology meeting, East Lansing, Michigan.

Wellman, M.K., Waddington Lamont, E., Woodside, B.C., and Abizaid, A. (2009). Lactational Hyperphagia is related to increased hypothalamic sensitivity to ghrelin. Presented at the 13th Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology meeting, East Lansing, Michigan.

Blum, I.D., Patterson, Z., Kazall, R., Waddington Lamont, E., Horvath, T.L., Sleeman, M. and Abizaid, A. (2009). Dinner Is Served! Ghrelin is an important signal for food anticipation. Presented at the 13th Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology meeting, East Lansing, Michigan.

Waddington Lamont, E., Blum, I.D., and Abizaid, A. (2009). Ghrelin modulates the effects of constant light on the master circadian clock. Presented at the 13th Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology meeting, East Lansing, Michigan.

Patterson, Z., Ducharme, R., Khazall, R., Anisman, H., and Abizaid, A. (2009). Ghrelin mediates the metabolic alterations  associated with chronic exposure to stress. Presented at the 13th Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology meeting, East Lansing, Michigan.

Raspopow, K., Abizaid, A., Matheson, K., and Anisman, H. (2009). Examining the stress responses of emotional eaters: Why so sensitive?. Presented at the 70th Annual Convention for the Canadian Psychological Association, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Raspopow, K., Abizaid, A., Matheson, K., and Anisman, H. (2009). The development of emotional eating, and potential implications for obesity. Presented at the 1st Canadian National Obesity Summit, Kananaskis, BC, Canada.

Abizaid, A., , Mineur, Y.S., Picciotto, M.R., Horvath, T.L., Sleeman, M.,  Khazal, R.,  Bashir, Blum, I.D., and Waddington-Lamont, E. (2008) Ghrelin: An important signal for food anticipation. Presented at the 38th meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC.

Blum, I., Horvath, T.L., Sleeman, M., and Abizaid, A. (2008). Ghrelin Facilitates entrainment to feeding schedules. Presented at the 2nd Canadian Association for Neuroscience meeting May 26th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Abizaid, A., Mineur, Y.S., Roth, R., Elsworth, J.D., Sleeman, M., Picciotto, M.R., and Horvath, T.L. (2007) Ghrelin mutation leads to altered responses to cocaine in the mesolimbic dopaminergic system. Presented at the 36th meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego California

Mineur, Y.S., Abizaid, A., Rao, Y., Salas, R., De Biasi, M., Horvath, T.L., Gao, X-B., Picciotto, M.R. (2007) Anorexigenic proopiomelanocortin neurons in the hypothalamus are activated by nicotinic agents that decrease food intake. Presented at the 36th meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego California

Schiavo, L, Esposito, E, Horvath, TL, Diano, S, and Abizaid, A. Lactation leads to increased levels of hypothalamic and pituitary ghrelin receptor transcripts. Presented at the 3rd Parental Brain Conference, Boston MA.

Abizaid, A., Liu, Z.W., Andrews, Z.B., Sleeman, M.W., Tschop, M, Gao, X-B., and  Horvath, T.L. (2006) Ghrelin: A substrate for the munchies? Presented at the 35th meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Atlanta, GA.

Andrews, Z.B, Abizaid, A., and Horvath, T.L. (2006) The effects of ghrelin on food intake and adiposity are mediated by uncoupling protein 2. Presented at the 35th meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Atlanta, GA.

Andrews, Z. B., Abizaid, A., & Horvath TL. (2005) Uncoupling protein-2 mediates ghrelin induced food intake. Poster presented at the 34th meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC.

Abizaid, A. W.J.Lynch; P.K.Hitchcott; G.Thanarajasingam; J.R.Taylor; T.L.Horvath. (2004)  Ghrelin targets and modulates mesolimbic reward circuitry. Poster presented at the 33rd meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.

H.A.Halem, A. Abizaid; S.Diano; J.Z.Dong; Y.Shen; J.Zhang; D.B.DeOliveira; J.E.Taylor; R.Datta; T.L.Horvath; M.D.Culler. (2004) Ghrelin’s actions on body weight may be controlled by a novel receptor. Poster presented at the 33rd meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.

Abizaid, A., Mezei, G., and Horvath, T.L.(2003) Estradiol enhances light induced Fos Immunoreactivity (Fos-ir) within the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) of ovariectomized (ovx) rats. Poster presented at the 32nd meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, LA.

Horvath, T.L., Diano, S., Abizaid, A., Li, Y., Bass, J., McDearmon-Blundell, E., Smith, R.G., Tschop, M., Tang-Christensen, M., and van den Pol, A.N (2003). Ghrelin neurons tie the circadian clock and visual system to the lateral hypothalamic arousal center. Presented at the 32nd meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, LA.

Abizaid, A., Mezei, G., and Horvath, T.L. Estradiol enhances neuronal activation in the SCN of female rats after an advance in the onset of light (2003). Presented at the 7th Annual Meeting of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, Cincinnati, OH.

Abizaid, A., Sotonyi, P., Borok, E., Mezei, G. and Horvath, T.L. (2003) Sexually dimorphic proliferation of cells in the suprachiasmatic nucleus of the hypothalamus (SCN). Presented at the 85th Meeting of the Endocrine Society, Philadelphia, PA.

Abizaid, A. & Woodside, B. (2002). Effects of food restriction on the ability of estradiol to induce progesterone receptors in the arcuate nucleus (ARC) and ventromedial hypothalamus (VMH) of lactating rats. Poster presented at the 31th meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Orlando, FLA.

Abizaid, A. & Woodside, B. (2001). Food restriction attenuates the ability of estradiol to induce progesterone receptors in the AVPV. Poster presented at the 30th meeting of the Society for Neuroscience San Diego, CA.

Woodside, B., Kyriazis, D., and Abizaid, A. (2001). Effects of leptin administration on lactational infertility in food restricted rats depend on milk delivery. Poster presented at the 30th meeting of the Society for Neuroscience San Diego, CA.

Abizaid, A. & Woodside, B. (2001). Food restriction and the suppression of the estrogen-induced LH surge during lactation: Role of progesterone receptors. Poster presented at the 5th meeting of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, Scotsdale , AZ.

Abizaid, A., Walker, C-D., & Woodside, B. (2001) Role of progesterone in the prolonged suppression of the estradiol-induced LH surge observed in food restricted lactating rats. Poster presented at the 83rd annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, Denver, Colorado.

Abizaid, A., & Woodside, B. (2000). Food restriction during lactation prolongs the neuronal and hormonal insensitivity to the positive feedback effects of estradiol. Poster presented at the 29th meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Walker, C.-D., Toufexis, D.J.,Abizaid, A., Junien, J.L., & Woodside, B. (2000) Neuropeptide Y Y5 receptor stimulation lenghtens the duration of lactational diestrus, possibly through the inhibition of luteinizing hormone release. Poster presented at the 29th meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Abizaid, A. & Woodside, B. (2000). Food restriction during lactation results in prolonged insensitivity to the positive feedback effects of estradiol on LH release. Presented at the joint meeting for the VIth International Conference on Hormones, Brain and Behavior and the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology,  Madrid, Spain.

Abizaid, A. & Woodside, B.(1999). Hormonal and neuronal response to estradiol administration in ad lib fed and food restricted lactating rats. Poster presented at the 29th meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Miami, Florida.

Abizaid, A. & Woodside, B. (1999). Nutritional status and leptin during lactation: effects of leptin administration. Poster presented at the 3rd meeting of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, Charlottesville, Virginia.

Abizaid, A., Jafferali, S., & Woodside, B. (1998). Differential response of lactating and virgin rats to 2-Deoxyglucose administration. Poster presented at the 28th meeting of the Society for Neuroscience meeting, Los Angeles, California.

Abizaid, A., & Woodside,B. (1998). Role of leptin during lactation. Poster presented at the 2nd meeting of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, Atlanta, Georgia.

Abizaid, A., Jafferali, S., & Woodside, B. (1997). The effect of food deprivation on the length of lactational diestrus of rats is reversed by leptin treatment. Poster presented at the 27th meeting of the Society forNeuroscience, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Abizaid, A., Jafferali, S., & Woodside, B. (1997). Acute food deprivation lengthens lactational infertility in rats and this effect is reduced by systemic leptin administration. Poster presented at the 1st meeting of the Society forBehavioral Neuroendocrinology, Baltimore, Maryland.

Abizaid, A., Walker, C.-D.,& Woodside, B. (1996). Increased staining for NPY in the arcuate nucleus of food restricted lactating rats remains elevated after refeeding. Poster presented at the 26th meeting of the Society for Neuroscience meeting, Washington, D.C.

Jans, J.E., & Abizaid, A. (1992). Effects of litter gender on parental investment and development in albino rats. Presented at the meeting for Developmental Psychobiology, New Orleans, Louisiana.