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Peter Clark

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Food Science and Human Nutrition

Office: 224B MacKay, Ames, IA 50011
Phone number: 515-294-9770
Email: pjclark@iastate.edu

Research interests

  • The impact of nutrition and physical activity status on neural plasticity, mood, and cognitive performance
  • Brain metabolic adaptations to exercise that buffer the harmful consequences of stress
  • The effects of acute stress on diet choice and willingness to engage in physical activity
  • The functions of exercise-enhanced adult hippocampus neurogenesis