My interests as a researcher, while varied, can be surmised as studying the physiological adaptations and mechanism of animals in extreme and changing environmental conditions. My laboratory (Laboratory of Ecological and Adaptational Physiology; LEAP) applies the Krogh Principle to answer questions pertaining to how vertebrates are influenced or overcome environmental perturbations. Because questions and models are limitless, my lab and students has studied everything from zebra fish to rats to pinnipeds to baleen whales; on such topics as toxicology, metabolomics, lipidomics, diabetes and digestive physiology.

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