Prof. Kronfeld-Schor Noga
Research topic: Ecological and evolutionary physiology, with focus on biological rhythms, body mass regulation and energetics.
Research methods: Continuous activity and body temperature rhythms monitoring using implanted transmitters or IR detectors the laboratory and in the field (DSI, Minimitter), body composition (DEXA), oxygen and food consumption, ICV and subcutaneous drug delivery using Alzet osmotic minipumps, immunohistochemistry, RT-PCR, Radioimmunoassay (RIA), ELISA, behavioral tests (forced swim test, elevated plus maze, saccharin consumption).
Projects in the lab include:
- Mammalian diurnality: mechanisms and implications
- Adaptation to food shortage: control of body mass and implications to anorexia nervosa
- Diurnal model animals in the study of depression
- Energetic factors affecting seasonal migration, sexual segregation and fattening patterns in insectivorous bats