I started working on this research project early in January this year (2021). It has been all remote but has been so much fun and full of learning.
Chehak investigated how chemicals known as dioxins affect the circadian rhythm, otherwise known as your biological clock. Novel mathematical modeling was used to analyze physiological disorders, such as tumor development, metabolic disorders, and depression, that result from a disrupted circadian rhythm. Because the industrialized world is so fast-paced, it is important to understand how to treat one’s biological clock when trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle.