My first research experience involved determining the effects of acute copper toxicity on ammonia transport in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Under the incredible supervision of Dr. Alex Zimmer (a PhD Candidate at the time) and Dr. Chris Wood, I realized how much fun research could be. More recently, I completed my Master’s degree in Dr. Joanna Wilson’s lab at McMaster University. My project was centred around bettering understanding the impacts of temperature, morpholine, and radiation stressors on the embryonic development of lake and round whitefish. During that time, I learned a variety of new techniques and met many wonderful researchers.
I’m now at the University of Guelph to further develop my skill in a PhD with Dr. Nick Bernier. I’m going to investigate the impacts of multiple stressors that I’m familiar with (ammonia and temperature) and one I’m not so familiar with (hypoxia) on the development of zebrafish embryos. This work looks to identify and compare differences in impacts from hatch to adulthood (and maybe even beyond!).
Whether you are a seasoned researcher or new to the field, please feel free to contact me either via email, at my office, and/or on twitter (@hiimlimmy).