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My favorite part of research is the collaborative process of analyzing results to see if your trials worked. It is very nice to see all your hard work pay off and to start planning how to improve the experiment to provide better or more desired results.

Human Biology and Interdisciplinary Studies

Research Topic: The Role of Genistein and Exercise in Maintaining Bone Health Graduation Year: 2023

Many factors contribute to bone loss, including high fat diet (HFD) and sedentary lifestyle. Roegner’s research group is interested in the effect of exercise, diet, and naturally sourced compounds called nutraceuticals on bone health. She hypothesized that the nutraceutical genistein, in combination with exercise, can counteract the effects of HFD-induced bone loss. Her results support this hypothesis and suggest that this combination is an effective treatment to promote bone health, specifically bone density and trabecular microarchitecture thickness. This research is important as it is looking for ways to improve bone health and to support the increasingly large portion of the population which suffers from osteoporosis or bone loss. Ultimately, Roegner and her group hope to protect bone health, restore lost bone, and prevent and cure osteoporotic issues.

Morgan's Peer Advising Hours:

  • Thursday, September 16, 4:00pm-5:00pm (virtual)
  • Thursday, September 23, 4:00pm-6:00pm (virtual)
  • Thursday, September 30, 4:00pm-5:00pm (virtual)
  • Thursday, October 7, 4:00pm-5:00pm (virtual)
  • Thursday, October 14, 4:00pm-6:00pm (virtual)