B. Kristy L. Townsend, Ph.D.

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Kristy Townsend, Ph.D.

Office: 1014 Biomedical Research Tower (BRT); The Ohio State University 
Address: 460W 12th Ave, Columbus, OH 43210 
Campus Phone: 614-293-1048 (email preferred)
Email: kristy.townsend@osumc.edu
kristy.townsend@maine.edu (Adjunct)

Current Position:

Associate Professor (tenured; as of Aug 1, 2020) – The Ohio State University, Department of Neurological Surgery, College of Medicine/Wexner Medical Center

Cooperating Appointments at OSU:

David Heart and Lung Research Institute (DHLRI)

Diabetes and Metabolism Research Center (DMRC)

Neurological Research Institute (NRI)

Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC)

Foods for Health program (FFH)

Graduate Faculty: Neuroscience Graduate Program (NGP), Biomedical Science Graduate Program (BSGP), Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology graduate program (MCDB)

Also: Adjunct Faculty, University of Maine, Sept 1, 2020-Current

Previous Positions:

Associate Professor of Neurobiology (tenured; effective Sept. 2019 – Aug 2020)

School of Biology and Ecology (SBE), University of Maine

Graduate faculty in the Maine Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering (GSBSE)

Previous: Nov. 1, 2014-Spring 2019 – Assistant Professor Neurobiology (tenure track; 50% research, 50% teaching)



Ph.D. Neuroscience, Boston University, August 2007, thesis advisor Eric P. Widmaier; Thesis title: Mechanisms of high fat -induced obesity in mice and premigration/prehibernation fattening in bats.

B.S. Biochemistry (with highest honors), University of Maine, May 2002

Other Positions:

Adjunct Faculty, Maine Medical Center Research Institute, Portland ME

Adjunct Faculty, Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston MA

Visiting Faculty, Children’s hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA (Endocrinology division, Breault Lab)

Adjunct Faculty, University of New England, Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences, Biddeford, ME

Cooperating Faculty, School of Food and Agriculture, University of Maine

Cooperating Faculty, Department of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences, University of Maine

Cooperating Faculty, Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, University of Maine

Cooperating Faculty, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGS), University of Maine

Cooperating Faculty (Faculty Fellows), Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, University of Maine

Postdoctoral Training/Junior Faculty Positions:

Postdoctoral Fellow, King’s College London (St. Thomas and Guy’s Hospitals), October 2007-May 2009

Postdoctoral Fellow, Joslin Diabetes Center and Harvard Medical School, May 2009-Jan 2013

Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Jan 2013-Nov 2014

Research Associate, Joslin Diabetes Center, Jan 2013-Nov 2014

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