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Rebecca Darling earned her Ph.D. from Washington State University in 2010. Her thesis focused on the effects of mercaptoacetate on fatty acid metabolism. She used a variety of in vivo and cellular techniques. Following completion of her Ph.D., she worked as a post-doctoral associate in Dr. Helen Raybould’s laboratory at UCDavis working on physiological effects of high fat diets. She then did a post-doctoral research fellowship with a small biotech company, Phoenix Biosystem, followed by a research position at InCube Labs in San Jose, California. She is currently a post-doctoral associate in Dr. Travis Brown’s laboratory.
Doctor of Philosophy (Neuroscience), 2010, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington
Bachelor of Science in Zoology, 2003, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington
Society for Neuroscience
Course instructor for Anatomy and Physiology (Las Positas Community College; Spring 2013)
Teaching Assistant for Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy Lab, Developmental Biology, Mammalian Physiology, and Neuroanatomy (Washington State University; 2003-2008)
To better understand how various stimuli (i.e. stress, diet, drugs of abuse) can alter the neural circuitry and organization of the brain causing behavioral alterations.
Darling RA, Ritter S. 2-Deoxy-D-glucose, but not mercaptoacetate, increases food intake in decerebrate rats. Am J Physiolo Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2009