Stephanie Fulton Centre de Recherche du CHUM and Montreal Diabetes Research Center, Universite de Montreal, Canada
1 protocol

Maria Fernanda A. Fernandes
  • Centre de Recherche du CHUM and Montreal Diabetes Research Center, Universite de Montreal, Canada
Research focus
  • Neuroscience
  • 1 Author merit


Ph.D. in Physiology, Faculty of Medicine / Department of Physiology, University of Montreal, Canada, 2014

Current position

Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Psychology & Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, University of Guelph, Canada


  1. Auguste, S., Fisette, A., Fernandes, M. F., Hryhorczuk, C., Poitout, V., Alquier, T. and Fulton, S. (2016). Central Agonism of GPR120 Acutely Inhibits Food Intake and Food Reward and Chronically Suppresses Anxiety-Like Behavior in Mice. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol. (Epub ahead of print)
  2. Fernandes, M. F., Matthys, D., Hryhorczuk, C., Sharma, S., Mogra, S., Alquier, T. and Fulton, S. (2015). Leptin Suppresses the Rewarding Effects of Running via STAT3 Signaling in Dopamine Neurons. Cell Metab 22(4): 741-749.
  3. Levy, A., Marshall, P., Zhou, Y., Kreek, M. J., Kent, K., Daniels, S., Shore, A., Downs, T., Fernandes, M. F., Mutch, D. M. and Leri, F. (2015). Fructose:glucose ratios--a study of sugar self-administration and associated neural and physiological responses in the rat. Nutrients 7(5): 3869-3890.
  4. Fernandes, M. F., Sharma, S., Hryhorczuk, C., Auguste, S. and Fulton, S. (2013). Nutritional controls of food reward. Can J Diabetes 37(4): 260-268.
  5. Sharma, S., Fernandes, M. F. and Fulton, S. (2013). Adaptations in brain reward circuitry underlie palatable food cravings and anxiety induced by high-fat diet withdrawal. Int J Obes (Lond) 37(9): 1183-1191.
  6. Ropelle, E. R., Fernandes, M. F., Flores, M. B., Ueno, M., Rocco, S., Marin, R., Cintra, D. E., Velloso, L. A., Franchini, K. G., Saad, M. J. and Carvalheira, J. B. (2008). Central exercise action increases the AMPK and mTOR response to leptin. PLoS One 3(12): e3856.
1 Protocol published
Running Reward Conditioned Place Preference Task
Authors:  Maria Fernanda A. Fernandes and Stephanie Fulton, date: 05/20/2016, view: 11736, Q&A: 0
The conditioned place preference (CPP) test is a standard pre-clinical behavioral tool used to study the motivational effects of drugs and non-drug treatments in experimental animals. The basic characteristic of this task involves the association of ...
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