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Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar
Interactions between environment and host epigenome: metabolism, the microbiota, and hibernation
Date: Tuesday, February 20th
Time: 12:05 pm - 1:00 pm
Place: 4274 Chamberlin (Refreshments will be served)
Speaker: Kim Krautkramer, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
Abstract: How do environmental stimuli/insults signal to the mammalian epigenome and what role do the microbiota play in this process? This talk will highlight recent and ongoing collaborative work aimed at understanding how environmental factors impact the host epigenome in mammals, including diet, maternal environment, and seasonal changes in body composition and metabolism in hibernators. We explore these questions using a variety of methods, including mass spectrometry, high throughput sequencing, and both wild-caught and gnotobiotic animal models.
Host: Clint Sprott
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