Stefany Primeaux, PhD

Assistant Professor


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Louisiana State University, Psychology, B.S. 1994
Southeastern Louisiana University, Psychology, M.A. 1996
University of Georgia, Psychology, Ph.D., 2000


1. Central regulators of obesity, specifically the tongue-brain axis and dietary fat sensing
2. Interaction of reproductive hormones and central and peripheral regulators of obesity
3. Glycemic dysregulation associated with chronic disease


Braymer, H.D., Zachary, H., Schreiber, A.L., Primeaux, S.D. (2017, epub May 15, 2017). Lingual CD36 and nutritional status differentially regulate fat preference in obesity-prone and obesity-resistant rats. Physiology & Behavior, 174, 120-127.

Leprince, J. Bagnol, D., Bureau, R., Fukusumi, S., Granata, R., Hinuma, S., Larhammar, D., Primeaux, S., Santos, J.S. de O., Tsutsui, K., Ukena, K., Vaudry, H. (epub Jun 14, 2017). The Arg-Phe-amide peptide 26RFa/QRFP and its Receptor. IUPHAR Review. British Journal of Pharmacology.

Schreiber, A.L., Arceneaux III, K.P., Malbrue, R.A., Mouton, A.J., Chen, C.S., Bench, E.M., Braymer, H.D., Primeaux, S.D. (2016, epub Jan 26, 2016) The effects of high fat diet and estradiol on hypothalamic prepro-QRFP mRNA expression in female rats. Neuropeptides, 58 103-109.

Primeaux,S.D., de Silva, T., Tzeng, T.H., Chiang, M.C., Hsia, D.S. (2016, epub Jun 1, 2016) Invited Review: Recent advances in the modification of taste and food preferences following bariatric surgery. Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders, 17(2), 195-207.

Primeaux, S.D., Tzeng, T.H., Allerton, T.D., Chiang, M.C., Cosentino, G., Dubin, R.L., Varughese, A., Moore, R., Geiselman, P.J., Greenway, F.L., Uwaifo, G.I. (2015, epub Sept 18, 2015). Differences in short-term food preferences following vertical sleeve gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, 9(6) 628-632.

Chen, C. S-Y., Bench, E.M., Allerton, T.A., Schreiber, A.L., Arceneaux III, K.P. & Primeaux, S.D. (2013; epub Oct. 23, 2013). Differential orosensory preference of linoleic acid in obesity-prone and obesity-resistant rats is attenuated by the reduction of CD36 on the tongue. American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 305(11), R1346-1355. PMCID: PMC3882564 ^ top