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Physiology/Development Faculty

Faculty Research Potential Primary Advisor*
John A. Bowden Environmental chemistry, environmental forensics, metabolomics and lipidomics for human and environmental health assessments, 'omics' measurement, exposomics, identifying and measuring chemicals of emerging concern, mass spectrometry, pre-analytical strategies YES
Karen G. Burnett Marine biomedicine, immunology, molecular biology of marine organisms YES
Louis E. Burnett, Jr. Environmental physiology, respiration and transport processes in animals YES
Christine A. Byrum Evolution and development of endoderm and mesoderm in marine invertebrates; cell specification and signal transduction; cnidarian gastrulation. Use of the sea urchin as a developmental model at the cellular, molecular, and systems level; evolution of the metazoan body plan YES
Andrew J. Clark Comparative biomechanics and functional morphology NR
Michael R. Denson Fisheries management, aquaculture, stock enhancement YES
Wayne R. Fitzgibbon Applying microphysiological techniques to the study of hormonal regulation of mammalian renal physiology and pathophysiology NR
Michael G. Janech Physiology of marine organisms, molecular and proteomic applications YES
Satomi Kohno Developmental and reproductive endocrinology in vertebrates, and environmental influences on it NR
Eric R. Lacy Biology of epithelial cells of osmoregulatory and digestive organs in fishes and mammals NR
Mark D. Lazzaro Cell biology: cytoskeletal function in pollen tube development; structure and function of plant secretory hairs including salt glands of marine plants; digital and fluorescent microscopy NR
Eric J. McElroy Evolution and ecology of animal performance and functional morphology; functional, physiological and morphological basis of animal behavior YES
Elizabeth Meyer-Bernstein Physiological mechanisms underlying the circadian timing system using Drosophila and mouse model systems. Research includes studies at the molecular, cellular, system and behavioral levels NR
Eric W. Montie Marine sensory and neurobiology, marine bioacoustics (sound production and hearing), fish biology, marine mammal biology, toxicology, noise pollution, climate change YES
Robert D. Podolsky Functional biology and evolutionary ecology of marine invertebrates, larval ecology and life-history evolution, fertilization ecology, physiological ecology, phenotypic plasticity YES
Tracey B. Schock
Environmental Metabolomics - assessing health by identifying the physiological changes in marine organisms in response to environmental stressors/change, such as pollutants, disease, or temperature rise YES
Erik R. Svendsen Epidemiology, environmental lung disease YES
Jeffrey D. Triblehorn Sensory neurobiology and the neural control of behavior primarily involving invertebrate systems and includes studies using neurophysiological, neuroanatomical, and behavioral techniques NR
Jason T. Vance Biomechanics, aerodynamics, and control of insect flight; ontogeny of maximal flight performance and foraging behavior in honey bees NR

*NR=did not respond to survey; NA=cannot serve as major advisor, but can serve on thesis committee