Dr. Nadine Zeeni is a full-time assistant professor at the Lebanese American University (LAU) since 2009. She was the first Faculty member in Nutrition at LAU and is now coordinator of the Nutrition Program. She studied Nutrition and Dietetics in Lebanon, before getting her Masters from McGill in Canada and her PhD from AgroParisTech in France. She was part of the NuSISCO (Nutrient Sensing in Satiety control and Obesity) project funded by the European Union that aimed at better understanding the growing obesity problem in Europe. As part of her research, Nadine discovered that long-term exposure to a high-fat diet reduces feelings of fullness. Her research currently focuses on the areas of hunger regulation as well as the etiology of obesity and eating disorders in the Arab region.