Richard Manzon

Associate Professor

Office: RIC 219
Phone: 306-337-2417 or 306-337-2418
Fax: 306-337-2410

Research interests
Cell Biology

My research interests are directed towards understanding the physiological and developmental responses of vertebrates to changes in their internal and external environments. The aim is to understand how environmental changes modulate endocrine physiology and the stress response and how these in turn alter developmental processes and the timing of major developmental events. Research in my lab is multidisciplinary in nature and involves the utilization of tools within the fields of physiology, protein biochemistry, and molecular and cellular biology; the ultimate goal is a better understanding of processes in the organism as a whole.

I am currently seeking new graduate students. Please see my information for prospective graduate students.

Currently work in the lab is focused on three major themes:

  1. Evolution and physiology of the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (interrenal) axes in fishes of ancient lineage.
  2. Thyroidal regulation of development and life history transitions in fish.
  3. Thermal stress physiology and early development in fish of economic and social value.
lamprey whitefish
Sea Lamprey at the completion of metamorphosis. Eyed stage Whitefish embryos.