Thomas Castonguay is a Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science at the University of Maryland College Park. He received a BA degree in Psychology from Framingham State College in 1973, an MA in Psychology from Mount Holyoke College in 1975 and a PhD in Psychology (with a specialization in Psychobiology) in 1978 at Rutgers University working with Prof. George Collier. He joined the UMCP faculty in 1988.
Current Research Activities:
The effects of exercise, age and body composition on metabolic flexibility measured by indirect calorimetry; The influence of sugars on the human hypothalamic BOLD response as measured by fMRI; the influence of sugars on hypothalamic genes regulating food intake and body composition; 11 beta hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase – 1 and its role in dietary obesity.