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Friday Research Seminar Series

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Friday, October 25 at 12:00 PM
Des Moines University, Ryan Hall 281, Des Moines, IA, 50322 Show Map

Friday Research Seminar Series

This week’s Friday Research Seminar Series will be hosted by the Biochemistry and Nutrition department. All faculty members and students are invited to attend.

“Does how you eat Influence Appetite and Body Weight Regulation”


  1. Describe the physiological basis of body weight regulation.
  2. Describe the role of ingestive behavior in the role of ingestive behavior on body weight regulation.
  3. Describe how variation in mastication may contribute to body weight regulation through an effect on appetite.


James Hollis-175x188James Hollis, Ph.D.
Assistant professor, Sustainable Food Processing Alliance, Iowa State University

Dr. James Hollis received a BS in Food Science and Human Nutrition, and a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences. He was a Post-Doctoral researcher in the Department of Foods and Nutrition at Purdue University before joining the faculty at Queen’s University, Belfast in the Institute of Food, Agriculture and Land Use.  Dr. Hollis joined the faculty at Iowa State University in 2008.

His research interests concern the effect of diet or ingestive behavior on appetite control and body weight regulation.  He has previously conducted studies that investigated the effect of regular consumption of nuts or grape juice on body weight and body composition.  In addition, he has conducted studies investigating the effect of diet on appetite and physiological markers of appetite.  Dr. Hollis is currently conducting studies relating to the influence of mastication, taste compounds, and resistant starch on appetite.


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