Endocrinology Lab (BIO 522)

Endocrinology lab offers hands-on experience on hormone assays and quantitative analysis of hormone-receptor expression. Hormonal fluctuations would be analyzed using animal models. Proper animal handling, care and related technique to understand the hormonal fluctuations would also be addressed.

Experimental Question

High Fat diet influences body weight, reproduction and hormonal profile in rodents’

Objectives

  1. Students will design and carry out an experiment to determine the body weight, estrous cycle (female) and determine the leptin levels
  2. Students will be able to design a data table that is appropriate for their experimental design. (Analysis)
  3. Students will be able to interpret and report (orally and lab report) the results of their experiment to the class. (Synthesis and Evaluation)
  4. Students will be able to evaluate the outcome of their experiment based on their hypothesis and prediction. (Evaluation)
  5. Students will be able to comprehend that high fat not only effects body weight but also reproduction and hormonal profile in animals. (Comprehension and Synthesis)

 

 

 

Implementing Research in Endocrinology Lab