Brandy Velten’s MHC article published!

Congratulations to Welch Lab PhD student Brandy Velten on the official publication of her paper “Myosin heavy chain isoforms in the flight and leg muscles of hummingbirds and zebra finches“. The paper can be found in the June 15th issue of the American Journal of Physiology – Regulatory and Comparative Physiology. This is the second […]

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Lab paper gets the Functional Ecology cover!

The article authored by former MSc student Chris Chen (now studying for his PhD in the Hood Lab at York University) was officially published in the June issue of Functional Ecology. Most exciting was the fact that cover art submitted with the manuscript was chosen and Chris’ article is prominently featured on the cover! Read […]

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Lab article featured in Functional Ecology Virtual Issue

The paper lead-authored by lab alumnus Chris Chen in Functional Ecology, entitled “Hummingbirds can fuel expensive hovering flight completely with either exogenous glucose or fructose” is now featured in a virtual issue entitled “Locomotion unplugged: how movement in animals is influenced by the environment” edited by Duncan J. Irschick and Tim Higham. Click here to […]

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Lab publication accepted!

Welch Lab PhD student Brandy Velten’s paper, “Myosin heavy chain isoforms in the flight and leg muscles of hummingbirds and zebra finches” was accepted for publication in the American Journal of Physiology – Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology! This will be Brandy’s first Welch Lab publication, and second publication overall. An early online version of […]

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Tobias Mankis wins a prestigious UTEA fellowship!

Congratulations to lab member Tobias Mankis on being awarded a prestigious University of Toronto Undergraduate Excellence Award in the Natural Sciences & Engineering! Tobias will take part in the study of arctic nestling breeding behaviour ecology and physiology led by Welch Lab postdoc Dr. Laura McKinnon this summer.

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Postdoc Laura McKinnon wins National Geographic Society grant and a CNSC Northern Research Fund award!

Congratulations to Dr. Laura McKinnon, a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Welch Lab, on winning both a 2014 National Geographic Society (NGS) Research and Exploration grant as well as a 2014 Churchill Northern Studies Centre (CNSC) Northern Research Fund (NRF) award! These awards will be used to support Dr. McKinnon’s research on the ecology and […]

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Welch Lab research in the news!

A paper by recently graduated MSc student Chris Chen published in Functional Ecology is being highlighted by several news sources. Chris’ study, entitled “Hummingbirds can fuel expensive hovering flight completely with either exogenous glucose or fructose” is, as of Dec. 8th, the top story on Futurity.org. In addition, the story has been highlighted by several online news organizations, including: e! […]

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New lab research published in Functional Ecology – with a video feature!

Congratulations to recently graduated MSc student Chris Chen on the publication of his study in Functional Ecology. Chris’ study, entitled “Hummingbirds can fuel expensive hovering flight completely with either exogenous glucose or fructose” examines just how rapidly and completely hummingbirds can use the sugar in their nectar meals to fuel foraging behaviour. Functional Ecology was […]

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New lab publication in the JEB!

A male ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) hovers and feeds from a syringe while carrying a small load of beads. The electromyogram (EMG) traces shown are similar to those occurring in birds muscles during this behviour. Recent MSc graduate Sajeni Mahalingam’s paper, “Neuromuscular control of hovering wingbeat kinematics in response to distinct flight challenges in the ruby-throated […]

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