Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), a metabolic and endocrine disorder is very common (Padmanabhan and Veiga-Lopez, 2013). Estimates of it's prevalence have been as high as 1 in 10 women. PCOS is characterized by insulin resistance (IR), hyperandrogenism, anovulation, hyperinsulinemia and polycystic ovaries (Li, Youngren, et al, 2002). Our lack of understanding of the disorder and its long term affects have complicated the treatment of the disorder; yet it is clear that genetics, environment and behavior (Padmanabhan and Veiga-Lopez, 2013) are factors. To study this disease, scientist have used various animal models. To date, Drosophila melanogaster has not been used as a model for PCOS. In my research group were are investigating the use of this classic model organism in the study of PCOS.
BIO 410/BI - Human Gross Anatomy
TR 9:15 AM and WRF 1:00 PM, , MSB 210 and Gross Anatomy LAB
BIO 448/ B - Molecular Basis of Diseases
T, 1:30-5:40 PM, Hederman Science Rm. 105
BIO 6461 - Research
TBA, TBA, Research Lab