My laboratory is interested in understanding how animals, particularly vertebrates, are modulating 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
Sicyopterus sp. “climbing gobies” from Guadeloupe (see Research)