Fish Ecophysiology and Toxicology Lab

Our research broadly focuses on investigating physiological and biochemical traits underlying organismal adaptation to their habitat and how these traits are altered in response to changes in physical and chemical environmental factors. We are particularly interested in understanding later-life and cross generational persistent effects of developmental exposure to abiotic stressors. In this context we study the role of mitochondria in stress responses and the potential to use mitochondrial function and mitochondrial DNA as indicators and predictors of organismal capacity to maintain fitness in rapidly changing environments. For these studies we focus on several species of teleost fish and integrate physiological analyses with “omics” approaches.