Arsene obtained a B.Sc. in Cellular Biology & Physiology at the University Clermont Auvergne (UCA), France, and an M.Sc. in Biology and Health Sciences at the University of Nantes, also in France. During his Master’s Thesis, he worked on the influence of conditioned stimuli (visual) on food reinforcement and eventually food choice, across different macronutrient groups. More specifically, following his interest in a few studies published in Canada and Germany, he joined the Modern Diet and Physiology Research Center in New Haven, US, in order to try and replicate previous findings and investigate how macronutrient content and combination (carbohydrate, fat) influence food choice, reinforcement, and its underlying neural circuits, particularly in the U.S. population. Later on, he completed a Master equivalent degree in clinical research and interned as a clinical research associate trainee working on various international clinical trials.
In 2021 he joined the O’BRAIN lab.
Fromm, S., Perszyk, E. E., Kanyamibwa, A., Wall, K. M., Hutelin, Z., Trinh, J., et al. (2021). Development of MacroPics: A novel food picture set to dissociate the effects of carbohydrate and fat on eating behaviors. Appetite, 159: 105051. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2020.105051.
Wall, K. M., Farruggia, M. C., Perszyk, E. E., Kanyamibwa, A., Fromm, S., Davis, X. S., et al. (2020). No evidence for an association between obesity and milkshake liking. International Journal of Obesity, 44, 1668–1677. doi:10.1038/s41366-020‑0583-x.