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.