Catherine M. Kotz, PhD

Professor, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology (IBP)

Catherine M. Kotz

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-301-7687

Office Address:
CCRB 3-144

Mailing Address:
2231 6th Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Post Doctoral Fellowship, Veterans Affairs, Minneapolis

PhD, University of Minnesota (Nutrition Science), 1993

MS, University of Minnesota (Nutrition Science), 1990

BS, University of Minnesota (Biology), 1984


Dr. Kotz's training and background are in basic science obesity research.  Her Ph.D. research was done in the area of neuropeptide regulation of feeding and energy expenditure, including effects on circulating hormones and enzymatic activity in white and brown adipose tissue. 

Cathy's post-doctoral research involved the role of orexin in body weight regulation and orexin's effects on learning and memory during aging.

Awards & Recognition

Co-Director, MN Obesity Prevention Training Program; Chair of Public Affairs, The Obesity Society; Co-Director, Animal Physiology & Neuromodulation Core at UMN.

Professional Associations

Associate Editor, International Journal of Obesity