2015 has been a great year so far in the Hood lab.
Hood and Kavazis received an NIH R03 Award to evaluate the role that mitochondria play in the improved health displayed by mothers who nurse their babies relative to mothers who feed their babies formula. This study will use rats as our model.
Hood received an NSF CAREER award to 1) evaluate the role that mitochondria plays in the negative interaction between reproduction and longevity and to 2) develop laboratory modules for Alabama 7th and 9th graders that will introduce them to mitochondria and the role that mitochondria play in an individual's performance. This study will focus on our house mice maintained in laboratory conditions and in our semi-natural populations.
Warren received the best oral presentation award at the Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences conference in Houston.
The Hood lab, including Adam Lucy and the mouse house, were featured in the Auburn Family blog.
And last but not least, more of our awesome undergraduate research assistants have been admitted to professional school for the fall. TJ Langlois and Mallory Matthews will be attending Auburn Univ veterinary school.