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Recognizing Holy Ghost is March 22 devotional topic at BYU

James Porter, associate dean of the College of Life Sciences at Brigham Young University, will speak about “Receiving and Recognizing the Holy Ghost” at the university devotional Tuesday, March 22, at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center.

The address will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels and at  Rebroadcast and archive information will be available at or

Porter has taught at BYU since 1998 and is a professor in the Department of Physiology and Developmental Biology and chair of that department. Prior to his time at BYU, he was an associate professor of physiology at the University of Louisville.

Porter’s research interests include the interaction between brain and blood pressure, fetal programing of hypertension in laboratory rats and the effect of brain angiotensin II on food intake and energy expenditure. He has been published in many scientific journals including the Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical; the American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology; and the Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology.

Porter is originally from Concord, Calif., and received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in zoology from BYU and his doctorate in endocrinology from the University of California, San Francisco.

Writer: Mel Gardner

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