Clair Mathes headshot

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Florida

Clare Mathes

Clair Mathes headshot

Assistant Professor

Post-doc in Psychology and Neuroscience, Florida State University
Ph.D. in Psychobiology, University of Florida

Contact:

(440) 826-2028, cmathes@bw.edu

I am a behavioral pharmacologist whose research focuses on the neurochemistry involved in detecting and enjoying the taste of foods and fluids and how behaviors guided by taste impact eating and body weight status.  I use animal models – primarily rats – to assess these behaviors.  My area of expertise centers around behavior analysis. I also perform stereotaxic, gut, oral, and vascular surgery and dabble in immunohistochemistry.  Currently, my lab is assessing the role of hindbrain dopamine D2 receptors on taste-guided behavior. Other areas of interest include how sex, age and body weight status impact behaviors associated with taste.

Neuroscience courses

Neuropharmacology, physiological psychology