I received my PhD in Zoology from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 1999 and my MSc in Animal Science from UBC in 1995. My PhD included research at City University of Hong Kong (1997) and as a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the CNRS in Strasbourg France (1998). Prior to joining Laurier, I was a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council postdoctoral fellow (2000-2002) followed by principal investigator (2003-2013) at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR) at the University of Porto in Portugal. My affiliation with CIIMAR continues.
I have been pursuing a line of research in fish physiology focused primarily on elucidating the mechanisms of ion and nitrogen regulation. The backbone of my research is built upon the use of immuno-detection techniques complement with molecular genetics approaches to characterize the transport proteins involved in these physiological processes. My research has also expanded into understanding the effects of hydrostatic pressure on fish physiology and the wider story of stomach loss in vertebrates. I have been supported by external grants and have been actively engaged in the training of graduate students.
Being new to Laurier, I am in the process of setting up a new lab and am keen to take on undergraduate and graduate students. If you are interested in the type of research I do, let me know.
International Peer-Reviewed Journals
(Students under my supervision are in italics)
ISI Web of Science (25 November 2016)
ISI ResearcherID: I-6071-2012
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