UNH Speakers Bureau

Biomedical Endocrinology - Are You Stressed?

 

Program Description:

Endocrinology is the study of hormones. Hormones are the chemical signals that control all processes within an organism—at the cellular level (ex. gene), tissue (ex. Brain, thyroid) or organismal (ex. Growth, development, behavior). Endocrinology research focuses on the effects of hormones on behavior and well-being, emphasizing stress and reproductive studies. This presentation covers the role that a functioning or malfunctioning endocrine system – hormone balance or imbalance - can be used to diagnose, understand and treat the symptoms of stress. Endocrinology is the study of hormones. Hormones are the chemical signals that control all processes within an organism—at the cellular level (ex. gene), tissue (ex. Brain, thyroid) or organismal (ex. Growth, development, behavior). Endocrinology research focuses on the effects of hormones on behavior and well-being, emphasizing stress and reproductive studies. This presentation covers the role that a functioning or malfunctioning endocrine system – hormone balance or imbalance - can be used to diagnose, understand and treat the symptoms of stress. Endocrinology is the study of hormones. Hormones are the chemical signals that control all processes within an organism—at the cellular level (ex. gene), tissue (ex. Brain, thyroid) or organismal (ex. Growth, development, behavior). Endocrinology research focuses on the effects of hormones on behavior and well-being, emphasizing stress and reproductive studies. This presentation covers the role that a functioning or malfunctioning endocrine system – hormone balance or imbalance - can be used to diagnose, understand and treat the symptoms of stress.


Speaker:

Stacia Sower

Stacia Sower, Ph.D., Oregon State U., is the Director of the Center for Molecular and Comparative Endocrinology, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the director of the Anadromous Fish and Aquatic Invertebrate Research Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire. Her primary area of research concerns biomedical endocrinology, structure and function of brain hormones in mediating reproductive processes in freshwater and marine fish and endocrine disrupting hormones.

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