Comparative Animal Physiology

My laboratory is interested in understanding how a variety of animals, are able to modulate their metabolism when facing a variety of physiological and environmental challenges. Our work is integrative in nature as we investigate at multiple scales of biological organization, from the molecular make up of cells (e.g., gene and protein expression, enzyme activity) all the way to whole organismal responses (e.g., exercise capacity, oxygen consumption, growth). In addition, using bioinformatics and in silico approaches, we are investigating how metabolic regulatory factors have evolved in various vertebrate taxa.

Education and Training

B.Sc. (2001) Ceram EAI Tech (Nice, France)/Western Carolina University (NC, USA)

M.Sc. (2003) Western Carolina University (NC, USA)

PhD. (2008) Queen’s University (Kingston, ON) with Dr. Chris Moyes

Post doctoral fellow (2010) McMaster (Hamilton, ON) with Dr. Grant McClelland

Post doctoral fellow and Research Scientist (2015) University of Ottawa (Ottawa, ON) with Dr. Pat Walsh

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                        Sicyopterus sp. “climbing gobies” from Guadeloupe (see Research)