Conference Presentations

This page contains links to presentations made by undergraduate students working with Dr. Nixon. The presentations linked below were funded by Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) grants from the University of Minnesota. For more information about undergraduate research projects at UMN, please visit the UROP website. Posters listed were presented at annual meetings for National Conference on Undergraduate Research and Minnesota Academy of Science Winchell Undergraduate Research Symposium.


Lee RE, Duffy CM, Butterick TA, and JP Nixon, 2014. Effects of hindbrain orexin A signaling on brown adipose tissue thermogenesis and physical activity. National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). University of Kentucky, Lexington KY USA.


Lee RE, Duffy CM, Ghilardi J, Butterick TA, and JP Nixon, 2013. Validating a novel immortalized hypothalamic cell line for studying gene expression altered in diet-induced obesity. Winchell Undergraduate Research Symposium. Augsburg College, Minneapolis MN USA.


Duffy CM, Butterick TA, and CM Kotz, 2012. Orexin A is neuroprotective and decreases fatty acid induced apoptosis in hypothalamic neurons. Winchell Undergraduate Research Symposium. St. Olaf College, Northfield MN USA.

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