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August 2017

MSc Exit Seminar -Shirin Mollayeva

August 15 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

MSc Exit Seminar Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 9:30 am, CC-2150 - University of Toronto at Mississauga Shirin Mollayeva  (Lange Lab)  “The involvement of Rhopr-CRF/DH in feeding and reproduction in the blood-gorging insect Rhodnius prolixus” Abstract Rhodnius prolixus is a blood-gorging insect and vector of human Chagas disease, which is transmitted following feeding, when the insect excretes urine contaminated with the Trypanosoma cruzi parasite. Diuretic corticotropin-releasing factor-like peptide (Rhopr-CRF/DH) plays a major role in this post-prandial diuresis; however, its localization…

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MSc Exit Seminar -Sam Hana -Wednesday, August 16, 2017

August 16 @ 10:10 am - 11:00 am
UTM CC-2150,

MSc Exit Seminar Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 10:10 am, CC-2150 - University of Toronto at Mississauga Sam Hana (Lange Lab) “The Role of Octopamine and Tyramine in the Adult Female Reproductive System of Rhodnius prolixus" Abstract Octopamine and tyramine are neuroactive chemicals involved in many physiological processes acting as neurotransmitters, neuromodulators and neurohormones. Octopamine and tyramine are crucial in modulating reproductive processes in insects. In Rhodnius prolixus, octopamine decreased the amplitude of muscle contractions and reduced the RhoprFIRFa-induced contraction…

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PhD Exit Seminar – Sophie St-Cyr (McGowan lab)

August 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
UTSC, Room SW 403,

PhD Exit Seminar Wednesday August 16th, 3:00 pm – SW 403 – University of Toronto at Scarborough Sophie St-Cyr (McGowan lab) “Maternal Programming of Adult Rodent Integrative Phenotype by Prenatal Exposure to Predator Odour" Abstract Prenatal stress mediated through the mother can program the long-term phenotype of the offspring. The capacity for adaptation to adversity in early life depends in part on the life history of the animal. It is therefore likely that an early life ethologically relevant psychogenic stressor that…

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