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Tracking organismal response to global change with mitochondria
February 23, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The School of Biology and Ecology presents
Dr. Nishad Jayasundara
UMaine School of Marine Sciences
Dr. Jayasundara’s 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. He examines 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. His ongoing work focuses on species of teleost fish from the Gulf of Maine to the Indian Ocean. The overall goal of this work is to better understand how organisms respond to ongoing and predicted changes in the environment due to climate change and chemical pollution and to develop tools to use native fish species as markers of environmental health.
For information : Dr. Danielle Levesque, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1-2961 Sponsored by the School of Biology & Ecology as part of the 2018 Spring Seminar Series