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Dr. Chris Chen

M.Sc. – Cell & Systems Biology, 2012

Thesis title: “Measuring metabolic fuel use and metabolic rate during flight in Archilochus colubris.

Ph.D., 2017 (York University, Toronto, ON, Canada) in the lab of Dr. David Hood.

M.Sc., 2012 (University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada)

B.S., 2010 (University of Toronto Scarborough, Toronto, ON, Canada)


Currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Sunnybrook Research Institute



Selected Publications

Welch Jr, K. C., Allalou, A., Sehgal, P., Cheng, J. and Ashok, A. (2013). Glucose Transporter Expression in an Avian Nectarivore: The Ruby-Throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris). PLOS ONE 8, e77003. Download
Chen, C. C. W. and Welch, K. C. (2014). Hummingbirds can fuel expensive hovering flight completely with either exogenous glucose or fructose. Functional Ecology 28, 589–600. Download
Welch, K. C. and Chen, C. C. W. (2014). Sugar flux through the flight muscles of hovering vertebrate nectarivores: a review. J Comp Physiol B 184, 945–959. Download
Hood, D. A., Tryon, L. D., Vainshtein, A., Memme, J., Chen, C., Pauly, M., Crilly, M. J. and Carter, H. (2015). Chapter Five - Exercise and the Regulation of Mitochondrial Turnover. In Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science (ed. Bouchard, C.), pp. 99–127. Academic Press. Download
Carter, H. N., Chen, C. C. W. and Hood, D. A. (2015). Mitochondria, Muscle Health, and Exercise with Advancing Age. Physiology 30, 208–223. Download
Hood, D. A., Tryon, L. D., Carter, H. N., Kim, Y. and Chen, C. C. W. (2016). Unravelling the mechanisms regulating muscle mitochondrial biogenesis. Biochemical Journal 473, 2295–2314. Download
Chen, C. C. W., Erlich, A. T. and Hood, D. A. (2018). Role of Parkin and endurance training on mitochondrial turnover in skeletal muscle. Skeletal Muscle 8, 10. Download
Chen, C. C. W., Erlich, A. T., Crilly, M. J. and Hood, D. A. (2018). Parkin is required for exercise-induced mitophagy in muscle: impact of aging. American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism 315, E404–E415. Download