Associate Professor, College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Basic Information

Office:
250 Dawson Hall

Dr. Giraudo directs UGA researchers who are training undergraduate researchers to design childhood obesity interventions while working as counselors at 4-H camps. The three-year Youth Obesity Undergraduate Research and Extension ( Y.O.U.R.E.) fellowship is aligned with the UGA Obesity Initiative. The interdisciplinary team of 10 faculty mentors provide training and guidance to 10 fellows chosen for the program. 

Selected Publications:

Bass, E., Baile, C., Lewis, R. and S.Q. Giraudo. “Bone quality and strength are greater in growing male rats fed fructose compared with glucose. Nutrition Research 33: 1063-1071. 2013.

Giraudo, S.Q., Mary Anne Della-Fera, Lindsey Proctor.; Kathie Wickwire; Suresh Ambati; Clifton A Baile. Maternal high fat feeding and gestational dietary restriction: effects on offspring body weight, food intake and hypothalamic gene expression over three generations in mice. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior 97:121-129. 2010.

Shrestha, Y. B., Wickwire, K. and S.Q. Giraudo. Effect of reducing hypothalamic Ghrelin or its receptor by RNA interference. Peptides 30(7): 1336-1341.2009.

Shrestha, Y. B., Wickwire, K. and S.Q. Giraudo. Direct effects of nutrients, acetylcholine and CCK on ghrelin release from the isolated stomach of rats. Peptides 30 (6):1187-1191. 2009.

Shrestha, Y.B., Wickwire, K. and S.Q. Giraudo. Role of Agouti-related peptide on Ghrelin-induced feeding in the Hypothalamic Paraventricular Nucleus. Regulatory Peptides 133 (1):68-73. 2006.

Giraudo, S.Q. El preponderante papel del sistema de la melanocortina en el peso corporal:POMC, Agrp y MC4-R. Sociedad Argentina de Obesidad y Transtornos Alimentarios (SAOTA) 16: 8-15. 2005 (in Spanish).

Shrestha, Y.B., Wickwire, K. and S.Q. Giraudo. Action of MT-II on ghrelin-induced feeding in the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus. Neuroreport 15(7): 1365-1367. 2004

Grossman, H.C., Hadjimarkou, M.M., Silva, R.M. Giraudo, S.Q. and R.J. Bodnar. Interrelationships between m opioid and melanocortin receptors in mediating food intake in rats. Brain Research 991:240-244. 2003.

Olszewski, P.K., Wickwire, K., Wirth, M.M., Levine, A.S. and S. Q. Giraudo. Agouti-related protein: Appetite or Reward? Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 994: 187-191. 2003.

Wirth MM, Olszewski PK, Levine AS, Giraudo SQ. Effect of Agouti-related protein on development of conditioned taste aversion and oxytocin neuronal activation. Neuroreport. 13(10): 1355-8, Jul 2002.

Olszewski PK, Wirth MM, Shaw TJ, Grace MK, Billington CJ, Giraudo SQ, Levine AS. Role of alpha-MSH in the regulation of consummatory behavior: immunohistochemical evidence. American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 281(2): R673-80, Aug 2001.

Olszewski PK, Wirth MM, Grace MK, Levine AS, Giraudo SQ. Evidence of interactions between melanocortin and opioid systems in regulation of feeding. Neuroreport. 12(8): 1727-30, Jun 2001.

Wirth MM, Giraudo SQ. Effect of Agouti-related protein delivered to the dorsomedial nucleus of the hypothalamus on intake of a preferred versus a non-preferred diet. Brain Research. 897(1-2): 169-74, Apr 2001.

Wirth MM, Olszewski PK, Yu C, Levine AS, Giraudo SQ. Paraventricular hypothalamic alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone and MTII reduce feeding without causing aversive effects. Peptides. 22(1): 129-34, Jan 2001.

Wirth MM, Giraudo SQ. Agouti-related protein in the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus: effect on feeding. Peptides. 21(9): 1369-75, Sep 2000 Giraudo SQ, Grace MK, Billington CJ, Levine AS. Differential effects of neuropeptide Y and the mu-agonist DAMGO on 'palatability' vs. 'energy'. Brain Research. 834(1-2): 160-3, 1999.

Education:
Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
Ph.D. Animal Nutrition University of Georgia 1991
M.S. Animal Science University of Georgia 1984
B.S. Agriculture Universidad Nacional de Cordoba-Argentina 1980