|Embryo of viviparous Australian eastern water skink (Eulamprus quoyii, left), uterine placentome of the viviparous skink Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii (middle), and adult female eastern water skink (right). Images of eastern water skinks by Bridget Murphy.
I am an environmental animal physiologist broadly interested in the evolution of
physiological processes and in how organisms respond and adapt to the environment. I
am particularly interested in understanding how fundamental molecular and cellular
mechanisms influence physiological processes at various levels, from tissues to entire
organisms. Because the evolution of physiological systems involves alterations to
numerous integrated processes, my approach to research necessarily draws upon
techniques and methodologies from disparate disciplines spanning molecular biology to
ecology. I welcome participation of undergraduate and
graduate students with research
interests overlapping these general topic areas.
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