Winter 2017 Comparative Physiology Seminar Series

The Seminar Series in Comparative Physiology presents current research on fundamental and applied aspects of animal physiology. Our weekly seminars feature one or two speakers who are primarily graduate students in the Department of Integrative Biology or visiting early-career scientists from a local university.

We meet Wednesdays in SSC 1504 from 3:30-4:30 pm. All are welcome.

Full Schedule

February 22 - Giulia Rossi

Trade-offs in a high CO2 habitat on a subsea volcano: condition and reproductive features of a bathymodioline mussel


March 1 - two speakers

Michael Lim - Environmental stressor effects on the embryogenesis of lake and round whitefish

Reynald Tremblay - Growing the dead: A novel approach to viability assessment finds life without vitality


March 8 - Erin Leonard

Oxygen sensing from mammals to amphibians


March 15 - two speakers

Sarah Boggett - The role of body structure in the Pacific hagfish (Eptatretus stoutii) defence system. How hagfish survive the attacks of predators.

Sarah Donato - A spatiotemporal characterization of neural stem/progenitor cells in the body spinal cord of the leopard gecko


March 22 - Oana Birceanu

Influence of water quality on the sensitivity of sturgeon to lampricides: testing physiological endpoints & treatment alternatives


March 29 - two speakers

Liz Johnston - Rainbow trout cardiac fibroblasts differentiate into myofibroblasts in response to tTGFbeta1 treatment

Lauren Gattrell - How do hagfish hearts cope with chronic anoxia?


April 5 - two speakers

Mark Bernards - How zebrafish cope with chronic stress: the mystery of the missing cortisol

Andy Turko - Fish ballistics in Belize: Life-history trade-offs and athletic performance in wild mangrove rivulus


April 12 - Nick Schuh

Bacterial diversity in a sea urchin larval model of immunity