On Thursday, September 6, 2018 Isabel Diane Derera successfully defended her disseration and was awarded her doctoral degree. Congratulations Dr. Derera!Alterations in GABAergic NTS Neuron Function in Association with TLE and SUDEP
Doctoral Committee Members
Dr. Bret Smith
Department of Physiology , Mentor
Dr. Brian P. Delisle
Department of Physiology
Thursday Aug 9 1-4:30 pm, UK Student Center Ballroom C
On Tuesday, May 29 2018 Erica Littlejohn successfully defended her dissertation and was awarded her doctoral degree. Congratulations Erica!
INSULIN-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR-1 OVEREXPRESSION MEDIATES HIPPOCAMPAL REMODELING AND PLASTICITY FOLLOWING TBI
The University of Kentucky Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center held its eighth annual Obesity and Diabetes Research Day, highlighting the work of students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty from around the region. The program features presentations from nationally recognized physician-scientists, as well as researchers chosen from abstract submissions.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been a hot topic of late as soldiers return from the battlefield and football players from the gridiron with debilitating injuries.
To date, treatment for TBI has been limited because the underlying mechanisms that cause brain damage are still poorly understood. Recently, however, science has shown increased interest in exploring ways to prompt the brain to heal itself after injury, or perhaps even protect itself as the injury occurs.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER - Registration closes May 11th
PRINTER FRIENDLY AGENDA
Department of Physiology Research Retreat
May 16, 2018 | University of Kentucky Student Center
All department affiliated personnel are welcome: Trainees, Faculty, Staff, Undergraduates, Postdocs, others!
Humans have a complex relationship with food: it is sustenance, it is a livelihood, it is an emotional reward, and it can be medicine. As the obesity epidemic illustrates, it can be the opposite of medicine, too. Neurogastronomy encompasses a number of disciplines to address that relationship, including basic science, nutrition, psychology, agriculture, food science and health.
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Department of Physiology faculty member Tim McClintock is President-Elect of the International Society of Neurogastronomy.
The American Heart Association has awarded a University of Kentucky and Baylor University research partnership $3.7 million to study aortic disease.
UK and Baylor were one of four teams nationwide to receive the honor, which coincides with the establishment of the American Heart Association's Vascular Research Disease Network.
More than 7,000 University of Kentucky employees, retirees and spouses have purchased a Fitbit through UK's recent promotion. It is just one way the university is helping the community improve their well-being. The promotion continues through Jan. 31.
"Walking more is an attainable goal," said Allison Walters, a UK employee for almost 20 years. "The Fitbit is a true benefit to my health because it keeps me in tune with how I'm doing."
That's the question John Charles constantly asked his parents as a boy. His father was a trained geologist, but he struggled to answer his son's barrage of questions about nature. So he made sure young John had plenty of books about science and space and encouraged him to find the answers.
Registration is now open for the third annual International Society of Neurogastronomy symposium, which will be held at the University of Kentucky on March 2-3, 2018.
Both day's events offer continuing education credit.
This year's symposium will explore the connection between brain and behavior in the context of food.
FASEB Announces Sixth Annual BioArt Competition Winners
December 12, 2017