Investigating Food Intake: Amber Alhadeff

Amber Alhadeff is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Biology at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on understanding the neural circuits and molecular mechanisms that control food intake. This research will give scientists valuable insight into how to treat metabolic disease such as obesity, eating disorders and type II diabetes. The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship will provide Alhadeff funding to further her research, including support to hire two female undergraduate students. During her fellowship, Alhadeff will serve as a mentor to local middle and high school girls with a special focus on STEM. Alhadeff, 30, received a Ph.D. in Psychology/Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Biology at the University of Pennsylvania. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Alhadeff lives in Philadelphia where she enjoys running, biking, cooking, and baking.