Presented by: Sharon Ladyman, PhD, and Vicki Vieira-Potter, PhD

During a live 60-minute webinar on October 1, 2020, Dr. Sharon Ladyman and Dr. Victoria Vieira-Potter shared their current research on rodent metabolic phenotyping with a focus on the effects of hormones and pregnancy on daily activity in mice. To watch the full archived webinar, click here.

Sharon Ladyman, PhD, is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Neuroendocrinology at the University of Otago, New Zealand.  Dr. Ladyman research “A reduction in voluntary physical activity during pregnancy in mice is mediated by prolactin” demonstrates a key role for prolactin in suppressing voluntary physical activity during early pregnancy and highlights a biological basis for lower activity levels during pregnancy.

Vicki Vieira-Potter, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology at the University of Missouri, Columbia (MU).  Dr. Vieira-Potter’s research “Neuronal and Metabolic Pathways Influenced by Sex Hormones” demonstrates that estrogen’s neural regulation of adipose tissue metabolism and physical activity may drive menopause-associated metabolic dysfunction.

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