Summer 2021
Grad students 2018-2019
Summer 2017
Summer 2016
Summer 2015
Spring 2015
PDFsPast researchPresent position
Andrew EsbaughThe molecular biology and evolution of carbonic anhydrase in fishesAssociate professor, University of Texas, Marine Science Institute
Matt GollockStress responses in rainbow trout experiencing chronic social stressResearch scientist, Zoological Society of London
PhDPast researchPresent position
Jen JeffreyThe roles of social status, maternal stress, and parental investment in modulation of hypothalamic-pituitary-interrenal axis function in teleost fishPDF, University of Manitoba
Tammy RodelaThe role of corticosteroids in nitrogen excretion of the Gulf toadfish (Opsanus beta) (with Dr. Pat Walsh)Assistant professor, St. Francis Xavier University
Connie O’ConnorThe ecology of stress: A multidisciplinary perspective on stress in wild centrarchid fishes (with Dr. Steve Cooke)Conservation scientist, Wildlife Conservation Society of Canada
Kath SlomanEnvironmental versus social stressors: Effects on physiological performance in fishProfessor, University of the West of Scotland
MScPast researchPresent position
Brenna WilsonDo social interactions or life on land serve as stressors to the bichir, Polypterus senegalus?MD program
Emma KunertThe role of carbonic anhydrase in cardiorespiratory responses to CO2 in zebrafish (Danio rerio) (with Dr. Steve Perry)
Liam TigertTrade-offs in zebrafish (Danio rerio) associated with development in a low pH-environmentPhD student, UTSC
Brittany Bard (FRQNT, OGS)Chronic social stress impairs the thermal tolerance of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)PhD student, uOttawa
Brett Culbert (Mc Master; NSERC, OGS)Physiology of social ascension in a group-living fish (with Dr. Sigal Balshine)PhD student, University of Guelph
Ibragim El-SahlkiFluorescence-activated cell sorting as a method to isolate
ionocyte populations from gill tissue (with Dr. Steve Perry)
Medical writer/researcher Thera-Business Medical Consulting
Alex Hare (OGS, NSERC)Developmental plasticity in zebrafish (Danio rerio): effects of early life exposure to a stressorPhD student, University of Guelph
Jon TeaSocial stress reduces cellular proliferation in the forebrain of zebrafish (Danio rerio)Scientific evaluator, Health Canada
Natalia KoudrinaThe role of TASK-2 channels in CO2 sensing in zebrafish (Danio rerio) (with Dr. Steve Perry)Dentistry
Marie-Ève Bélair-BambrickRegulation of cortisol production by serotonin and negative feedback in the head kidney of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)Physical scientist, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Julia Redfern (NSERC, OGS)Effects of maternal stress and cortisol treatment on offspring anxiety behaviour and stress responses in zebrafish (Danio rerio) and largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides)Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Health Canada
Laurence Dionne-WilsonSerotonin as a regulator of the hypothalamic-pituitary-interrenal axis in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)National Manager, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Krystle TalbotZebrafish (Danio rerio) aquaporin 1a as a multifunctional transporter of water, CO2, and ammonia (with Dr. Steve Perry)Teacher
Daniel Carrie (NSERC, OGS)Transcriptional and posttranslational regulation of cytosolic carbonic anhydrase in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and zebrafish (Danio rerio)MD
Joshua D’SilvaCauses of intra-specific variation in metabolic rate in zebrafish, Danio rerioTeacher
Sacha LeBlanc (Mount
An integrative approach to stress in the rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss): Linking behaviour, physiology and heat shock proteins (with Dr. Suzie Currie)Technician, Department of Biology, Université de Moncton
Mayron MoorheadThe metabolic cost of electric signalling in weakly electric fish (with Dr. John Lewis)Research project advisor, Queen’s University
Viktoria Mileva (McMaster)The stress of a cooperative breeder (with Dr. Sigal Balshine)Research Assistant, University of Stirling, UK
Beidan MussaThe stress of subordinance: Socially mediated differences in acid-base regulation in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)Instructor, Science, Math and Technology Department, Zayed University, UAE
Kathy KippThe involvement of cortisol and corticosteroid receptor types in mediating the effects of a high salt diet in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) (with Dr. Steve Perry)MD
Christina CollierAcid-base regulation in rainbow trout: the roles of carbonic anhydrase and cortisol (with Dr. Steve Perry)Physiotherapist
Laura KenneyCharacterization of carbonic anhydrase isoforms, vacuolar H+ ATPase and Na+-HCO3 co-transporter in the African lungfish, Protopterus annectens (with Dr. Steve Perry)Scientific Evaluator, Health Canada
Matt Bell (NSERC)Mineralocorticoid receptors and ionic regulation in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)Policy and Program Leader, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Joey DiBattistaPhysiological causes and consequences of social status in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)Senior Research Scientist – Curator, Australian Museum, Australia
Tina GeorgalisThe roles of cytosolic and membrane-bound carbonic anhydrase in acid-base regulation in rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss (with Dr. Steve Perry)Forensics technician, RCMP
Justin Thomas (NSERC)The impact of chronic behavioural stress on the acute stress responses of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)Environmental assessment, Department of National Defence
Cheryl SzebedinszkyThe causes and consequences of high plasma buffering in brown bullhead (Ameiurus nebulosus)Teacher
Pat DesforgesGas transfer in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss): an investigation of factors controlling O2 uptake and CO2 excretion (with Dr. Steve Perry)Lecturer, La Cité Collegiale (deceased 2009)
UndergradsRole in the labProjectAfter leaving the lab
Clare CorlessHonours projectBehavioural interactions in pairs of Polypterus senegalus
Honours project
Cortisol as a determinant of thermal tolerance in rainbow troutDentistry
Gracen HashemHonours projectPredicted effects of SERTa-KO on behaviour in zebrafishLaw school
Emma SlobozianuCo-op student,
Honours project
Impacts on zebrafish of rearing in a low pH environment
Pier-Anne MénardHonours projectIndividual variation in cortisol levels in subordinate rainbow trout
Kaz ShujiHonours projectCortisol levels in SERTa-KO zebrafish larvae
Michelle HongHonours projectSearching for CA isoforms in the rainbow trout genomeMSc
Annette DodgeHonours projectEffects of social status on cardiac function in rainbow troutMSc
Libny Pierre-LouisHonours projectEffects of SERTa-KO on behaviour in developing zebrafishMed school
Kaitlyn FlearURS,
Hypoxia tolerance in HIF1 alphaknockout zebrafishContinuing
Michael TeaUROPThe serotongergic system in SERTa-KO zebrafishContinuing
Joshua ListerUROPEffects of serta-knockout on behaviour in adult zebrafish
Alex ChenNSERC USRARegulation of ion uptake by 5-HT in developing zebrafishMed school
Sakib KaziNSERC USRARegulation of the stress axis in Polypterus senegalusMed school
Kenan ToumaHonours projectEffects of social stress on the GH-IGF system in rainbow troutMSc
Élise RodyHonours projectDo rainbow trout use chemical communication in social interactions?Employed
Kyla AgtarapHonours projectEffects of social stress on the anterior intestine of rainbow troutPharmacy
Pearl QiuHonours projectHypoxia tolerance in HIF1 alphaknockout zebrafishChiropody
Sofia ZhangHonours projectDoes social buffering affect ventilatory responses to hypoxia in zebrafish?Med school
Honours projectThe role of serotonin in ion regulation in larval zebrafish
(Danio rerio)
Abdel Rahman
(Ray) LePabic
Honours projectEffects of early life stress on ion regulation in developing zebrafishMSc
Anita HuangHonours projectEffect of hypoxic exposure on behaviour in developing zebrafish – a role for HIF?
Katie JenningsWork study,
Honours project
Regulation of feeding in dominant vs subordinate rainbow troutM Public
Alden MorganNSERC USRA,
Chloride uptake in larval zebrafishMed school
Jeff DoHonours projectDoes serotonin play a role
in ionic and acid-base regulation in zebrafish?
Med school
Jillian BoothbyHonours projectCharacterization of the stress axis and stress responses in Polypterus
Honours projectImpacts of social interactions on neurogenesis in female zebrafish
Dan KostyniukCo-op student,
Honours project
Regulation of metabolism by miRNA during chronic social stressMSc
Andrea SimUROPEffects of early life adversity on adult sex ratio in zebrafishLaw school
Chris BerginHonours projectRegulation of carbonic anhydrase expression in PNA+ MR cells of rainbow troutMSc
Brett CulbertCo-op student,
Honours project
Social status and cholesterol dynamics in rainbow troutMSc
Amanda GourHonours projectConstraints on cortisol production by the interrenal cells of subordinate rainbow troutBEd
Rebecca RobinsonHonours projectSocial status effects on stress axis negative feedback mechanisms in rainbow troutBEng
Olivia GallarinoHonours projectSouroubea extracts and stress responses in rainbow troutMed school
Alison HanesHonours projectThe time course of recovery from social stress in rainbow troutMasters in Wild
Animal Biology
Alexandra BrownHonours projectCortisol as a mediator of maternal effects of social stress in zebrafishMed school
Jonathan TeaHonours projectAre the impacts of maternal social stress on offspring behaviour and stress responsiveness affected by the timing of egg production post social stress?MSc
Joshua EmmersonHonours projectThe dependence of resting metabolic rate on stress coping style in zebrafishMSc
Michael BrannenHonours project,
Carbonic anhydrase expression in trout gill ionocytesMed school
Jimmy HaHonours project,
Cell types involved in chloride uptake in larval zebrafishMed school