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Casey Nestor

Associate Professor


The long-term goal of the Nestor Lab is to determine the mechanisms by which neuronal networks function to link reproduction and energy homeostasis. Our current research program focuses on how undernutrition’s stress alters neuronal circuits within the hypothalamus to suppress reproduction in sheep. We commonly utilize techniques such as neurosurgery, in vivo¬†drug delivery, frequent blood collection, radioimmunoassays, immunohistochemistry, and RNAscope to examine basic central mechanisms that may lead to advancing animal agriculture and benefiting human health.¬†


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