Join us Wednesday October 21st at 4:00pm for our inaugural seminar speaker, Dr. Laura Hernandez. Learn how she navigated her career path to faculty at UW- Madison. Read her bio below!

Bio: Dr. Hernandez completed a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science (2002) and a
master’s degree in Animal Science/Toxicology (2004) from New Mexico State
University. She earned a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences in 2008 from the University of
Arizona with a focus on mammary gland physiology and the role of serotonin. She then
completed a post-doctoral fellowship from 2008-2011 at the Univeristy of Cincinnati
related to the mammary gland and maternal homeostasis during lactation. Dr.
Hernandez’s research focuses on the regulation of mammary gland function and
maternal homeostasis during lactation. Specifically, she is interested in the role of
serotonin on coordinating calcium dynamics in the mammary gland and how this
relates to maternal calcium homoestasis during the early peripartum period. She is
also interested in the other physiological functions serotonin regulates within the
mammary gland (i.e., glucose metabolism, fat metabolism, etc.) and how this pertains
to maternal physiology during lactation as well as formation of milk.

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