MU Engineering

We’ve all experienced it: Something jarring or exciting happens, and we get a surge of adrenaline that quickens our heart rate and triggers our senses as our body goes into “fight or flight” mode. But what’s happening at the molecular level during these adrenaline rushes? A Mizzou research team is devising a novel new tool to find out.

Kevin Gillis, chair of the Department of Biomedical, Biological and Chemical Engineering, is working with Professor Tim Glass from the Department of Chemistry on the research, which is funded with a grant from the National Science Foundation.