Charlotte Nelson

University of British Columbia

I’m a PhD student in Colin Brauner’s lab at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Our group is focussed on identifying and characterizing the physiological mechanisms behind the traits that allow animals to be adapted to their niche environments, specifically those related to acid-base balance, gas exchange and ion-regulation. I am particularly interested in the pressures on species in extreme environments such as altitude, thermal extremes, and the deep ocean. My PhD is focussed on characterising the evolution, physiological constraints and in vivo importance of plasma accessible carbonic anhydrase in the timely excretion of CO2 as part of the unique teleost oxygenation system.

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