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Dr. Helen Raybould Honored as Inaugural Fellow of American Physiological Society


October 12, 2015

Professor Helen Raybould in her lab with post-doctoral student Charlotte Ronveaux and graduate student Kuei-Pin Huang

Professor Helen Raybould in her lab with post-doctoral student Charlotte Ronveaux and graduate student Kuei-Pin Huang

Congratulations to Professor Helen Raybould who was recently elected to the inaugural class of Fellows of the American Physiological Society (APS). Fellowship is given to those individuals who have contributed significantly to APS and to the discipline. Election to APS Fellow status not only acknowledges noteworthy scientific and professional accomplishments, but also outstanding leadership and service to the Society.

Dr Raybould came to UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2000 from the UCLA School of Medicine. As a physiologist, she uses rodent models to study chemosensing in the gut and activation of the "gut-brain" axis in the regulation of gut function and homeostasis, especially as it relates to obesity and metabolic disease.

“This is a great honor coming from the APS, a society I have always considered my 'professional' home,” said Raybould, whose research may be applied equally to human and animal health. “I’ve gained far more as an active member of APS than I’ve contributed. They are everything a professional society should be.”

In addition to her scientific contributions, teaching and public service, Raybould is also recognized for service to the society. She served as Chair of the Gastrointestinal and Liver section; Associate Editor for one of the APS publications for nine years; Councillor; and on the Publications Committee.

See a complete list of the inaugural class of Fellows