Patricia Faris, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Patricia Faris

Contact Info

faris001@umn.edu

Administrative Assistant Name
Lois Laitinen

Administrative Phone
612-273-9803

Administrative Email
laiti001@umn.edu

Administrative Fax Number
612-273-9779

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry


PhD, Psychobiology, Rutgers - Institute of Animal Behavior

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Dr. Faris' research is focused on the role of the vagus nerves in modulating complex behaviors. Specifically, ongoing projects include: (1) basic science studies in rat and clinical studies in eating disordered patients aimed at examining vagal control of satiety; and (2) basic and clinical studies aimed at determining the role of the vagus in coordinating interactions between major regulatory systems (e.g. satiety and inhibition of somatic pain).