Kathleen Curtis, PhD

Associate Professor of Physiology

  • 1084 Citations
  • 18 h-Index
1990 …2020
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Research Interests

My research focuses on the effects of estrogen in the central nervous system (CNS) and, in particular, on behaviors related to energy balance (i.e., feeding) and to body fluid balance (i.e., water intake, salt intake). I use ovariectomized rats to investigate estrogen effects on central neural pathways and neurotransmitter systems involved in these motivated behaviors and physiological processes.

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Area Postrema Medicine & Life Sciences
Drinking Medicine & Life Sciences
Estrogens Medicine & Life Sciences
Eating Medicine & Life Sciences
Estradiol Medicine & Life Sciences
Neurons Medicine & Life Sciences
Solitary Nucleus Medicine & Life Sciences
Chorda Tympani Nerve Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 1990 2020

  • 1084 Citations
  • 18 h-Index
  • 59 Article
  • 2 Editorial
  • 2 Review article

Estrogen disruptors and neuroimmune signaling in obesity: focus on bisphenol A

Davis, R. L. & Curtis, K. S., Feb 2020, In : Current Opinion in Toxicology. 19, p. 15-20 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Central Nervous System

Breastfeeding and women's interest in specific food tastes

Solis, L. V., Bowes, A. L., Vazquez, D. & Curtis, K., 1 Sep 2019, In : Physiology and Behavior. 208, 112566.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Breast Feeding
Food Preferences
Metabolic Networks and Pathways
Body Weight
1 Citation (Scopus)

Aging affects isoproterenol-induced water drinking, astrocyte density, and central neuronal activation in female Brown Norway rats

Hardy, R. N., Simsek, Z. D., Curry, B., Core, S. L., Beltz, T., Xue, B., Johnson, A. K., Thunhorst, R. L. & Curtis, K., 1 Aug 2018, In : Physiology and Behavior. 192, p. 90-97 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Drinking Water
Water-Electrolyte Balance
Body Fluids

Behavioral responses and fluid regulation in male rats after combined dietary sodium deficiency and water deprivation

Lucia, K. J. & Curtis, K., 1 Feb 2018, In : Physiology and Behavior. 184, p. 162-171 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Water Deprivation
Dietary Sodium
Body Fluids