In an online seminar, Dr. Zhen Yan from the University of Virginia and Dr. Diego Bohórquez from Duke University presented case studies demonstrating the use of automated home cage phenotyping for preclinical obesity research. Dr. Yan discussed the mechanisms underlying adaptation to resistance exercise and Dr. Bohorquez explained the role of neuropods and how nutrient sensing in the gut affects behavior.
The major topics of the online seminar included:
- Understand the general differences between endurance and resistance exercise.
- Appreciate the lack of a physiological animal model of resistance exercise for large scale studies.
- Understand the general principle of the novel weight lifting model.
- Appreciate the evidence of acute responses to weight lifting activities and long-term adaptations to training.
- How the gut discerns the nutritive value of sugars.
- How the gut senses nutrients.
- How this gut sense drives appetitive behaviors.