Research Spotlight: Biology
Studying "Obese" Whales to Understand Human Obesity
How do mammals get fat and stay fat? Specifically, how do whales do it? That’s what researchers in UA Biology are trying to finout out. To do so, Hope Ball, a PhD student in the Integrated Biosciences program is looking at tiny protein called leptin that’s involved in how the body regulates how much it eats and how much energy it burns. The goal for mammals is typically to find a balance between food intake and energy burn. Whales, and other obese mammals, have found a way to build large fat stores despite this balance but rather than being obese they appear to be healthy and happy as fat mammals. Learn More
Sejla Karalic & Matt Zuzic
Two BCAS Students Awarded Student Fulbrights
Last year, Sejla Karalic was awarded a presitgious Student Fulbright Award to conduct a study of smoking habits in China. Sejla is currently living in Siquan Province completing that research project.
This year Matt Zuzic, also from the BCAS Department of Economics, was awarded a Student Fulbright. Matt will study currency substitution and the exchange rate in Croatia. Congratulations to Sejla and Matt and special thanks to Dr. Elizabeth Erikson and Dr. Karl Kaltenthaler for mentoring students through the Fulbright process.
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