Prof. Tartars Ph.D. was earned in the Behavioral Neuroscience program at the University of Florida (UF) where the focus of her research involved discovering long term changes that can occur in neurobiological pathways involved in stress responses and developing animal models of chronic stress. She also completed Postdoctoral Training at Harvard Medical School, where she studied neurological consequences of sleep perturbations using in vitro electrophysiological recording techniques. During her postdoctoral studies, she also earned a certificate in Sleep Medicine from Harvard Medical School Division of Sleep Medicine. Prof.Tartar is widely published in many areas of neuroscience with topics ranging from clinical neurological impairments to basic cell physiology.

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In this podcast, Jaime and I discussed cortisol. Some of the things we discuss are:

(01:50): What is cortisol?

(09:45): What functions does cortisol have in the body?

(20:45) : What can increase and decrease cortisol levels?

(29:00): What effect does elevated cortisol levels have on body composition?

(32:15): What is the take home message?