B. Kristy L. Townsend, Ph.D.

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Kristy Townsend, Ph.D.

Office: 301 Hitchner Hall, University of Maine, Orono ME 04473

Phone: (207) 581-2541 (office); (207) 581- 2545 (lab)

Email: kristy.townsend@maine.edu

Current Position:

Assistant Professor of Neurobiology

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

Nov. 1, 2014-present (tenure track)

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



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, August 2016- present

Adjunct Faculty, Joslin Diabetes Center, Nov 2014-present

Visiting Faculty, Children’s hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA (Endocrinology division, Breault Lab), June 2013-present

Adjunct Faculty, University of New England, Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences, August 2015-present

Cooperating Faculty, School of Food and Agriculture, University of Maine, April 2015-present

Cooperating Faculty, Department of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences, University of Maine, April 2015-present

Cooperating Faculty (Faculty Fellows), Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, University of Maine, April 2015-present

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