Welcome Sarah!

Sarah Zhang is the newest member of the Pamenter lab, joining us this summer as an NSERC USRA student and then continuing on for her 4th year undergraduate thesis. Sarah’s project will focus on understanding metabolic and ventilatory responses to hypoxia in Damaraland mole rats, a new study species in the lab.
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Congratulations Chelsea, Max, and Chau!!!

Chau, Max and Chelsea (l-r) have now completed their undergrad honours thesis work in the lab, including fantastic written reports and stellar posters. All three also participated in the annual OCIB meeting and Max and Chau also attended the undergrad research conference at Nipissing, where Max brought home a prize for the top student presentation. Great work guys!!! Now to get to work on those manuscripts for publication!
Poster day

And we’re off!

The lab is officially open for business and boasts an exciting first batch of students!!! While we await CFI approval, early studies in the lab are focused on behavioural and physiological responses to acute and chronic hypoxia in naked mole rats. Check our our research page to learn more about some of these experimental approaches.

Secrets of the naked mole-rat

Photo Credit: Bob Owen, via flickr

Check out this new article written by Tyler Irving. It highlights the importance of working with naked mole-rats as a model species for studying hypoxia-tolerant brain mechanisms. Naked mole-rats have adapted to life in hypoxic underground tunnels where oxygen levels can drop to approximately 8 per cent. The Pamenter Lab is currently studying these remarkable little rodents.