Assistant Professor of Biology and Chen Scholar
- Oka Lab
- Why Do We Feel Thirst? An Interview with Yuki Oka
The long-term goal of research in Yuki Oka's group is to understand the mechanisms by which the brain integrates cues about the body's state and external sensory information to maintain our internal environment's stability, which is called homeostasis. Oka and his students especially focus on fluid homeostasis, the fundamental mechanism that regulates the balance of water and salt.