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Comparative and Evolutionary Physiology Section Trainee-Driven Featured Topic

Featured Topic — Sunday, April 22, 2018 — 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM — Convention Center, Room 25C
Comparative & Evolutionary Physiology Section — Chair: Dane Crossley — Co-Chair: Michael Tift

This session will be comprised of talks selected from the group of trainee abstract submitted to the comparative and evoluationary physiology section. 


  • Active NH4+ excretion via Na+/NH4+(H+) exchange in the highly ammonia tolerant hagfish (Eptatretus stoutii)
    Alexander Michael Clifford — University of Alberta

  • Evolutionarily-Conserved Mechanisms of Nutrient Acquisition in the Primordial Vertebrate, the Pacific Hagfish
    Alyssa Weinrauch — University of Alberta

  • Crude oil impairs heart cell function in the mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus)
    Rachael M Heuer — University of Miami

  • Paralytic hypo-energetic state facilitates anoxia tolerance despite ionic imbalance in adult Drosophila melanogaster
    Jacob B Campbell — Arizona State University

  • Incomplete Caspase Signaling During Hibernation In The Golden-Mantled Ground Squirrel, Spermophilus lateralis
    Michael D. Treat — University of Nevada, Las Vegas

  • Noradrenergic tuning, not simple rate effects, produces temperature-sensitivity of the respiratory network in bullfrogs
    Mauricio Vallejo — Wright State University

    Michael Tift —


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