About The Author

Hanane Hadj-Moussa is a PhD student in Dr. Kenneth B. Storey's Lab at Carleton University.

Are Hibernators Zombies? Not Genetically Speaking…

Consistent genetic and epigenetic regulation is required to sustain the complex homeostasis that is life, and it seems that a degree of this regulation continues into death. Recent post-mortem studies have identified a subset of genes that appear to come alive hours and days after organismal death; these so-called “zombie genes” have been implicated in