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MizzouForward Keynote


Wandering through Homeostasis: Vagal motor output in health and cardiometabolic disease



February 20th | 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Veterinary Medicine Auditorium – E126 Vet Med Bldg.

Join us for “Wandering through Homeostasis: Vagal motor output in health and cardiometabolic disease" a keynote presentation by College of Veterinary Medicine-Biomedical Sciences, MizzouForward faculty candidate, Dr. Carie Boychuk.  Dr. Boychuk will present on her research for approximately 40-minutes with a 20-minute question and answer session to follow.


Dr. Carie Boychuk is an Assistant Professor in the Long School of Medicine, Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology at the University of Texas Health Science San Antonio.  Dr. Boychuk completed her B.S. in Liberal Arts and Sciences and earned her Ph.D. both from the University of Florida, Gainesville.  She completed postdoctoral training at George Washington University, Washington DC and the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.


In the orchestration of homeostasis, parasympathetic (or vagal) autonomic brain networks coordinate multiple peripheral physiological systems through complex network processing. Despite a well-established role for vagal autonomic circuits in health, how vagal output is generated through brainstem circuits is mechanistically less defined. Therefore, Dr. Boychuk’s laboratory is interested in the regulation of hindbrain vagal motor output neurons in health and disease. Her talk will focus on the potential role of inhibitory neurotransmission to vagal motor neurons in the generation of cardiometabolic disease using a multidisciplinary approach.  She will also briefly explore the larger view of vagal circuit regulation. 

You can access Dr. Boychuk’s CV via OneDrive here:

​pdf icon CBoychuk-CV-Feb2023.pdf (University log in required to access)


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