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The laboratory was established in 1986 and has the mission of conducting experimental research on circadian rhythms. Supplemen- tary activities include research in thermal physiology, development of data analysis procedures, discussion of academic issues, and design of computer software for scientific research and higher education.
Lab History
Lab Facilities
Animal Subjects
   Cir·ca·di·an () [derived from the
   Latin circa (around) and dies (day)]  adj. Biol.
   Exhibiting approximately 24-hour rhythmicity.
Principal Investigator
   The principal investigator in the lab is
   Dr. Roberto Refinetti.   He earned his
   doctoral degree in biopsychology from
   the University of California at Santa
   Barbara in 1986 and did ...       More
    The lab is located on
    a satellite campus of
    the University of
    South Carolina
    the small town of

Walterboro is located in the southeast region of South Carolina, 30 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. Local temperature averages 48°F (9°C) in January and 81°F (27°C) in July. It rains often.
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