Swoap lab publishes paper

Williams alum Maia Hare ’19 published work this month in the Journal of Comparative Physiology B titled “Activation of oxytocinergic neurons enhances topor in mice”. Hare’s research showed that oxytocin neurons in mice are active during a bout of torpor, a state of suppressed metabolic rate in response to fasting.  Further, she showed using chemogenetics that activation of these neurons lowers the metabolism of the mice even further when they enter into a bout of torpor. Click here to access this publication, co-authored by Biology faculty Steve Swoap and Matt Carter.