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.
Intraspecific variation in thermal tolerance differs between tropical and temperate fishes
Metabolic scaling has diversified among species, despite an evolutionary constraint within species
Limited transgenerational effects of environmental temperatures on thermal performance of a cold-adapted salmonid
Oxygenation properties of hemoglobin and the evolutionary origins of isoform multiplicity in an amphibious air-breathing fish, the blue-spotted mudskipper (Boleophthalmus pectinirostris)
Vascular Expression of Hemoglobin Alpha in Antarctic Icefish Supports Iron Limitation as Novel Evolutionary Driver
Oxygen supply capacity in animals evolves to meet maximum demand at the current oxygen partial pressure regardless of size or temperature