The road to investigating an ancestral mammal, Tenrec ecaudatus, as a model for mammalian heart regeneration
I am currently a 2nd year integrative physiology PhD student in Dr. Frank van Breukelen’s laboratory at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The core focus of my dissertation is to investigate the physiology of Tenrec ecaudatus through functional imaging.
Tenrecs are bizarre basoendothermic Afrotherian mammals. They are endemic to Madagascar and its surrounding islands where ambient temperatures often fluctuate >30°C and <20°C. Interestingly, they… Read more