Title

Energy Expenditure in Relation to Life History

Presenter Information

Kyara N. Holloway

Department

Biological Sciences

Major

Biological Sciences

Research Advisor

Hou, Chen

Advisor's Department

Biological Sciences

Funding Source

OURE Fellows; Crowd Funding

Abstract

In these experiments, we will be cross-disciplining the studies of biological sciences and biochemistry in relation to respirometry and life history/ behavior of invertebrate animals such as arts and cockroaches as well as fruit flies.
The animals mentioned will be put on a dietary restriction to see how it effects their reproduction and metabolic rates in relation to their aging. We will be looking into mechanisms for slowing the aging process while keeping quality of life.
CO2 will be our unit of measurement, as we measure the CO2 over time in our machinery, it will directly relate to their metabolic functions and how often and how much they reproduce (eggs or otherwise), and their overall life span and internal damage.
We will be examining the behavior of the animals and their energy expenditure while working in small, medium, and large groups, as well as solitary animals to see how it affects their metabolic functions. We will be examining social, eusocial, and non-social animals at this time and mark how their teamwork and communication, or lack thereof, affects them.

Biography

Kyara Holloway is a student at MS&T. She participates in Dance, Research, and often holds a job as well. She hopes to graduate and move on to a dual Graduate and Medical School in order to become a Tissue Engineer. She remains heavily interested in the human body, its workings, and finding a way to make body parts adjustable, replaceable, and affordable.

Presentation Type

OURE Fellows Proposal Oral Applicant

Document Type

Presentation

Location

Turner Room

Presentation Date

11 Apr 2016, 3:40 pm - 4:00 pm

Comments

Joint Project with Haley Neeter

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Energy Expenditure in Relation to Life History

Turner Room

In these experiments, we will be cross-disciplining the studies of biological sciences and biochemistry in relation to respirometry and life history/ behavior of invertebrate animals such as arts and cockroaches as well as fruit flies.
The animals mentioned will be put on a dietary restriction to see how it effects their reproduction and metabolic rates in relation to their aging. We will be looking into mechanisms for slowing the aging process while keeping quality of life.
CO2 will be our unit of measurement, as we measure the CO2 over time in our machinery, it will directly relate to their metabolic functions and how often and how much they reproduce (eggs or otherwise), and their overall life span and internal damage.
We will be examining the behavior of the animals and their energy expenditure while working in small, medium, and large groups, as well as solitary animals to see how it affects their metabolic functions. We will be examining social, eusocial, and non-social animals at this time and mark how their teamwork and communication, or lack thereof, affects them.