The Storey Lab studies the biochemical adaptations and molecular mechanisms that allow animals to adapt to extreme environmental stresses such as the deep cold, oxygen deprivation, and desiccation.
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Novel Animals Under Study in the Storey Lab
Regular mice can hibernate in the lab! These animals have amazing genetic, cell, and molecular resources to uniquely study hibernation!
These ancient "stem" mammals conserve energy by dropping their metabolic rate for up to 11 months a year! They allow a unique mammalian insight into total metabolic rate depression (MRD)!
In a project linked to European labs working with the European Space Agency (ESA), we have samples of tissues of bears awake and hibernated! Epigenetics work underway!
We are studying control versus hypoxic naked mole-rat (NMR) tissues for stress pathways, epigenetics, and energy metabolism!