Emily Noble

Runner Spotlight: Emily Noble

Off the Track, but For the Record

ARR’s past president Emily Noble recently received one of the Early Career Scholars Awards at the University of Georgia. Established by the UGA Research Foundation, these awards recognize junior faculty whose research, creative, and scholarly achievements indicate a trajectory toward an exceptional, sustained research career and an imminent rise to international stature in their field of study. Below is the announcement, as featured in “UGA Columns.”

Emily Noble, assistant professor in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, has made advances in research on eating behavior, focusing on the neurobiology of food consumption, impulsivity, working memory, gut microbiota, and obesity. She studies the bidirectional nature of the neural control of food intake, providing insights into how nutritional factors affect brain functions, including impacts on specific neural circuits.  In published studies, she has addressed how diets high in saturated fat and sugar affect neurocognitive functioning. Her research on obesity and cognitive dysfunction has become a focal point in evolving understanding of obesity’s causes and consequences.

View the 2023 Research Awards