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Alexander Myrka

MSc – Cell & Systems Biology – 2015

Thesis title: “Sweet GLUTs: Quantitative Analysis of Glucose Transporter and Fructolytic Enzyme Transcript Densities in Ruby-throated Hummingbirds (Archilochus colubris)

 

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

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

Currently a PhD student in the lab of Dr. Les Buck at the University of Toronto.

 

E-mail: alex.myrka@mail.utoronto.ca

 

Selected Publications

Welch, K. C., Myrka, A. M., Ali, R. S. and Dick, M. F. (2018). The metabolic flexibility of hovering vertebrate nectarivores. Physiology 33, 127–137. Download
Workman, R. E., Myrka, A. M., Wong, G. W., Tseng, E., Welch, K. C. and Timp, W. (2018). Single-molecule, full-length transcript sequencing provides insight into the extreme metabolism of the ruby-throated hummingbird Archilochus colubris. Gigascience 7,. Download
Myrka, A. M. and Welch, K. C. (2018). Evidence of high transport and phosphorylation capacity for both glucose and fructose in the ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 224, 253–261. Download
Groom, D. J. E., Bayram, N., Shehata, M., Herrera M., L. G. and Welch, K. C. (2019). Low ambient temperature reduces the time for fuel switching in the ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology 237, 110559. Download