HPA Axis (Webster Marketon et al. 2010)

BIOL-Z 466: Endocrinology (3 credit hours)
Endocrinology (Z466) is an advanced course that is offered to upper level undergraduate and graduate students.  This class covers a range of topics, including the structure and function of endocrine glands and the mechanisms of hormone action in vertebrates. Coverage of the endocrine glands includes biosynthesis of hormones; control and secretion of hormones; physiological, morphological and behavioral actions of hormones; as well as a review of common endocrine disorders and clinical conditions. Considerable emphasis is placed on the function of hormonal action at the systems level.

Singing Nightingale

BIOL-L 560: Physiological Ecology (3 credit hours)
The focus of this graduate level course is on “eco-physiology,” or the interaction of physiology and behavior nested within an ecological context. Specifically, we examine how various physiological and behavioral processes (e.g., energy balance, thermoregulation, immunity, vocal communication, social behavior, chemical signaling, biological timing, stress) interact with one another in a variety of vertebrate species from the perspectives of integrative and comparative physiology, endocrinology, neurobiology, ethology and behavioral ecology.

Image credits: Webster Marketon et al. 2010 (Toxins) | J. Dietrich / Creative Commons.