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Central and Peripheral Control of Thirst

Yuki Oka

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
  11:10 p.m.–Noon

Location: Chung Hall 205/206
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Category: Colloquium

Description: Appetite represents an important basis of body homeostasis. There are two key elements for this innate drive; central motivation and peripheral sensation. How the brain integrates internal motivation and external sensations to drive appropriate behavior (i.e., eating, drinking) is an unsolved problem in neuroscience, resolution of which could have significant implications for treatment of appetite-related disorders. In this talk, I will describe the neural mechanisms how the central and peripheral sensory signals regulate thirst and water drinking behavior using physiology, genetics and optogenetics manipulation.

Additional Information: For more information about Dr. Oka, click here.

Open to: General Public
Admission: Free
Sponsor: Bioengineering Department

Contact Information:
Nancy Ford
(951) 827 - 5025