Arsene Kanyamib­wa

PhD can­di­date

Uni­ver­si­ty of Helsinki
Behav­iour­al & Brain Sciences
Fac­ul­ty of Medicine
Depart­ment of Psy­chol­o­gy and Logopedics
Haart­maninkatu 3
00290 Helsinki


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.



Thielek­ing, R., Schnei­dewind, L., Kanyamib­wa, A. et al. Nutri­ent scor­ing for the DEGS1-FFQ – from food intake to nutri­ent intake. BMC Nutr 9, 12 (2023).–00636‑2

Per­szyk EE, Hutelin Z, Trinh J, Kanyamib­wa A, Fromm S, Davis XS, Wall KM, Flack KD, DiFe­licean­to­nio AG, Small DM. Fat and Car­bo­hy­drate Inter­act to Poten­ti­ate Food Reward in Healthy Weight but Not in Over­weight or Obe­si­ty. Nutri­ents. 2021; 13(4):1203.

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.