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Kevin Laugero



430 West Health Sciences Drive

University of California, Davis

Davis, CA 95616

Phone: (530) 754-4173

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    • Dr. Laugero is a systems physiologist and research nutritionist with over 18 years of experience studying the interrelationships between chronic stress, hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal function, food intake, and energy metabolism. Dr. Laugero, a California native, received a Bachelor's degree in biological science from California State University Fresno and a Ph.D. in physiology from the University of California, Davis. As a National Research Service Award NIH Fellow, Dr. Laugero received his postdoctoral training at the University of California, San Francisco where he studied the interrelationships between chronic stress, neuroendocrine function, and energy metabolism. Subsequently, he spent 4 years in the biotechnology industry as a drug discovery scientist at Amylin Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Laugero joined the WHNRC as a Research Nutritionist in 2006. Over the past 9 years at the WHNRC, the Laugero lab has focused on translating his previous findings on the interrelationships between stress and nutrition in animal models to humans. Dr. Laugero is also Adjunct Associate Professor of Nutrition in the Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, and a founding member of a University of California multi-campus Stress, Environment, and Weight Center (SEW).