Grant: Frank van Breukelen

Frank van Breukelen (Life Science) has received a four-year National Science Foundation research grant totaling $797,810 to study hibernation in tenrecs.  Tenrecs are esoteric mammals from Madagascar that have a unique form of hibernation. These animals are able to hibernate or maintain active body temperatures from at least 12-28 °C. His proposal will extend on his lab's current work and investigate what happens to normally vital homeostatic processes like kidney function and protein synthesis.

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