Office: RIC 219
Phone: 306-337-2417 or 306-337-2418
My research group studies how fish and other vertebrates respond to changes in their internal and external environments with an emphasis on physiology and development. The aim is to understand how environmental changes modulate endocrine (hormone) physiology, metabolism and stress responses and how these in turn affect performance, survival and major developmental events. Our research is multidisciplinary and integrative in nature and we use tools within the fields of physiology, protein biochemistry, and molecular and cellular biology. The ultimate goal is to understand processes in the whole organism and how these impact animals in their natural environment.
I am currently seeking new graduate students. Please see my opportunities page.
Ongoing and future research is focused on 4 major themes:
- Thermal and hypoxic stress physiology in fishes of economic and social value.
- Thyroidal regulation of development and metabolism in fishes.
- Development and evolution of the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid and glucocorticoid axes.
- Biological and physiological consequences of catch-and-release angling.