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Engineering the Feeling of Thirst and the Sensation of Water

Monday, June 13, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Beckman Institute Auditorium
Yuki Oka, Assistant Professor of Biology, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, Caltech

Appetite represents an important basis of homeostatic regulation by driving animals toward goal-oriented consummatory behaviors. The neural basis underlying such innate behaviors, however, is largely unknown. We study fluid homeostasis as a model system to understand by which internal needs are translated into appetitive behaviors. In my talk, I will introduce contemporary neuroscience research tools and present recent findings to study how the brain detect internal state, controls the feeling of thirst, and drive water intake behavior.

Series: Bioengineering Lecture Series
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