Comp Phys Seminar Series

The Comp Phys seminars are informal talks given primarily by the graduate students/PDFs of the comparative physiology group, with PIs or visiting students/researchers thrown into the mix.  The organizers provide coffee, tea and cookies - and you have the opportunity to learn about the exciting research taking place in the labs around you!!

All seminars take place from 3 to 4 pm on Wednesday afternoons (come 5-10 min early to grab a coffee and a cookie!).  Our fall-term room (VNR 1095) seems to have been booked for a course this term, so currently we are looking for a new location - please check back here for news!!!!!     

The Comp Phys seminar series convenors for 2018-2019 are Carol Best, Michael Country, Milica Mandic and Alex Zimmer.  Please get in touch with one of them if you would like to give a seminar (or have a visitor who can be persuaded to give a seminar!)
Winter 2019

Date Presenter Title
Jan. 16 Milica Mandic (Perry) Bat on the run: aerobic capacity of the running muscle of the vampire bat
Jan. 23 Em Standen TBA (something about Rivulus?) 
Jan. 30 Jan Mennigen The role of nonapeptides in teleost reproductive physiology
Feb. 6 Kaylen Brzezinski (MacMillan - Carleton) TBA (something on gut function in cold locusts?)
Feb. 13 Elie Farhat (Weber) TBA (how hypoxia causes cell membrane remodelling?)
Feb. 20 Study week break  
Feb. 27 Kevin Pan (Perry) TBA (neuroepithelial cells and the control of ventilation in developing zebrafish?)
March 6 Hannah Davis (MacMillan - Carleton) TBA (renal function in cold fruit flies?)
March 13 Keegan Lutek (Standen) TBA (how Polypterus move on land, in water and in viscous water?)
March 20 Dan Kostyniuk (Mennigen) TBA  (regulation of metabolism by microRNA?)
March 27 Vance Trudeau TBA
April 3 Daniel Munro (Pamenter) Digging up the mitochondrial origins of hypoxia-tolerance in African mole rats