Video Series: Researcher Spotlight

Our video series provides a virtual platform for researchers like you to discuss your work and engage with the broader scientific community. We are committed to continuously providing value to this community and we hope this series will promote collaboration among labs across the globe. These videos are highly conversational in nature and aim to spur innovative ideas and solutions.

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Episode 1 | 27:49

The Role of Rodent Models in Assessing the Impact of Methamphetamine-Induced Dopamine Neurotoxicity

Dr. Kristen Keefe, Pharmacology and Toxicology professor at the University of Utah, discusses the role of rodent models in assessing a potent CNS stimulant-induced dopamine neurotoxicity, the right models for these studies, and the potential long term consequences of methamphetamine abuse.

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Episode 2 | 09:18

Sleep and Cardiovascular Health: The Role of Rat Models

Dr. Anne Fink discusses the role of rat models for studying sleep and circadian rhythm disorders and explains how rat models are suitable for investigating the sleep-related disorders that afflict humans. She gives gives an overview of discoveries, discusses the impact of inadequate sleep on the cardiovascular system, and explains how preclinical sleep research improves public health.

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Episode 3 | 12:27

Animal Models & Their Impact in Studying Muscle Injuries

Dr. Laszlo Nagy discusses his research on muscle injuries. Dr. Nagy has studied skeletal muscles in mice and discovered how they are able to recover from injury through a process known as "regenerative inflammation." This video covers his findings and how they may contribute to the development of more effective treatments for muscle injuries in humans.

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Episode 4 | 25:14

Modeling Nutrition Support: Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition in the Mouse

Animal models can serve as valuable translational tools for gaining understanding of the effects of parenteral and enteral nutrition in humans. Dr. Joseph Pierre from the University of Wisconsin's Department of Nutritional Sciences joins us to explain his research into these nutritional pathways and how they may influence future research on metabolism and the microbiome.

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