OUTLINING THE CENTRAL NERVOUS CIRCUITS UNDERLYING THERMOREGULATORY INVERSION IN THE RAT

Employer
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA' DI BOLOGNA - - DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE BIOMEDICHE E NEUROMOTORIE
Location
Italy
Posted
October 02 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

The research activity includes:

i) microsurgery in anesthetized rats:

- cannulation of femoral artery and vein

- tracheotomy for artificial ventilation

- dissection for the recording of brown adipose tissue (BAT) sympathetic nerve activity (SNA)

- cranial surgery for brain transection and drugs microinjection procedures

- implantation of electrodes for the recording of EMG and probes for the acquisition of skin

core and BAT temperature

ii) anatomical experiments using retrograde tracing (CTb) and immunohistochemistry techniques

iii) acquisition, analysis and statistical assessment of the data



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