Sinisa Hrvatin, Ph.D.

Many mammals, including some primates, have evolved the ability to profoundly
reduce their metabolic rate and body temperature and enter states to “suspended animation”, such as torpor and hibernation.
With use of a mouse model of torpor, this research will aid in the understanding of the neuronal circuits that initiate and regulate this profound hypometabolic state as a means to ultimately harness the potential of these adaptations to develop new medical treatments.