Title

Metabolism and Lifespans through Food Restriction of the Drosophila

Presenter Information

Haley Neeter

Department

Chemistry

Major

Chemistry

Research Advisor

Hou, Chen

Advisor's Department

Biological Sciences

Funding Source

University

Abstract

In this experiment, we will be trying to identify the causation of metabolic rates and aging patterns in fruit flies (Drosophila). More importantly, we will be attempting to find a correlation between one’s metabolism and their lifespan, as well as determining how lifespan effects bio synthesis such as reproductive rates. We will be using both biological applications, and chemical analysis to determine the factors of metabolic rates and carbon dioxide levels in flies. This experiment will include measuring CO2 levels, food preparation and creation, dissections, and biochemical analysis.

Biography

Haley Neater is a sophomore at the Missouri University of Science and technology. She is studding chemistry with a Pre-med emphasis and one day hopes to become a physician. She enjoys everything regarding chemistry and is a proud member of Kappa Delta sorority, currently being the assistant of finance for her chapter. Haley hopes that this research experience will help her gain insight on the aspects of research in her bio-chemical career.

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 Kyara Holloway

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Metabolism and Lifespans through Food Restriction of the Drosophila

Turner Room

In this experiment, we will be trying to identify the causation of metabolic rates and aging patterns in fruit flies (Drosophila). More importantly, we will be attempting to find a correlation between one’s metabolism and their lifespan, as well as determining how lifespan effects bio synthesis such as reproductive rates. We will be using both biological applications, and chemical analysis to determine the factors of metabolic rates and carbon dioxide levels in flies. This experiment will include measuring CO2 levels, food preparation and creation, dissections, and biochemical analysis.