Dr. Pamenter’s CRC is now official after the Minister for the Environment and Climate Change handed over an official plaque signed by the PM (and thank goodness it’s the new one as we wouldn’t accept it from the old!).
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.
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.