Mon, Jun 22|
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Stress Biomarkers Workshop
This 2 ½-day workshop will introduce participants to the field of biomarkers of acute and chronic stress.
Time & Location
Jun 22, 2020, 9:00 AM EDT – Jun 24, 2020, 5:00 PM EDT
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
About the Event
Stress Biomarkers: Why, What, Where and How
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
MONDAY, JUNE 22 - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2020
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Jerrold Meyer, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Lisa Troy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Katie Dixon-Gordon, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Richard Hunter, University of Massachusetts, Boston
This 2 ½-day workshop will introduce participants to the field of biomarkers of acute and chronic stress. The workshop will begin with an overview of the stress concept and the incorporation of allostasis theory and allostatic load to the field of stress research. We will then introduce the main theme of biomarkers for measuring stress reactivity:
Why you should include biomarker measures in your research
What you can measure
Where different endocrine, immune, epigenetic, and physiological markers can be detected and measured (including types of fluid, cell, or tissue samples where relevant)
How to measure your markers of interest
New this year is a section on stress-sensitive epigenetic marks (e.g., DNA methylation and histone modifications) to be presented by Dr. Richard Hunter, UMass-Boston.
Visit our website for full course description & registration information www.umass.edu/family/crf-biomarkers