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Queen's University
 

BIOL 537 2014-15
Dr. Y. Wang

Rm:  3508 Bioscience Complex
Tel:   (613) 533-6134
E-mail:  yuxiangw@queensu.ca
Faculty Web Site:  http://www.queensu.ca/biology/people/faculty/wang.html
 

RESEARCH AREA/POTENTIAL PROJECTS
My current research focuses on the physiological and biochemical adaptation of aquatic vertebrates under various environmental conditions and physiological states. Using fish as a comparative model, my lab studies the regulatory mechanisms of various metabolic processes, especially the transmembrane movement of metabolites, the functional links among metabolite distribution, acid-base balance, ionic and osmotic equilibrium, metabolic fuel shift, and energy partition under normal and extreme environmental conditions. We are currently developing a suite of cellular and molecular tools, which allows us to better understand the evolution of the fine-tuned metabolic control system in fish. Several potential undergraduate thesis projects can be derived from this research theme involving a wide range of research techniques in analytical biochemistry, physiology, and molecular biology. I am willing to accept 1-2 students. Animal (fish) handling is expected in the project.

STARTING DATE:     May take one or two students.

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000