Nishad Jayasundara

Education:  Ph.D., Stanford University, 2012

Email Address:

Phone:  207.581.4831

Location:  211 Murray Hall

Mailing Address:  5751 Murray Halll Orono, ME  04469-5706



Research Area:  

Our research broadly focuses on investigating physiological and biochemical traits underlying organismal adaptation to their habitats and how these traits are altered in response to changes in physical and chemical environmental factors. We are particularly interested in mechanisms and consequences of later-life and cross-generational persistent effects of developmental exposure to abiotic stressors. We integrate physiological analyses with “omics” approaches and focus on several species of teleost fish from the Gulf of Maine to Sri Lanka and India. The overall goal of this work is to develop tools to use fish species as markers of environmental health and to predict ecological and human health implications of climate change and chemical pollution. Read more