Miembros actuales

Natalia Sandoval Herrera

PhD student – Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Thesis title: Sublethal effects of organophosphate pesticides in bats from cells to behavior

M.Sc. (Universidad de Costa Rica, San Pedro Montes de Oca, San José, Costa Rica)
B.S. (Universidad de Costa Rica, San Pedro Montes de Oca, San José, Costa Rica)

E-mail: natalia.sandovalherrera@mail.utoronto.ca


Selected Publications

Erich Eberts

Erich Eberts

PhD student – Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Thesis title: Energy store facultative hypothermia thresholds in ruby-throated hummingbirds

B.S. (Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA, USA)

E-mail: erich.eberts@mail.utoronto.ca


Dr. Derrick Groom

Dr. Derrick Groom

PhD – Cell & Systems Biology – 2016

Thesis title: “Hummingbird Hovering Energetics and Flight Capacities Across Elevational Gradients.


Ph.D. (University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada)

B.S. (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada)

Currently a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Dr. Alex Gerson at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.


E-mail: dgroom@umass.edu


Selected Publications

Groom, D. J. E., Kuchel, L. and Richards, J. G. (2013). Metabolic responses of the South American ornate horned frog (Ceratophrys ornata) to estivation. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 164, 2–9. Download
Speers-Roesch, B., Mandic, M., Groom, D. J. E. and Richards, J. G. (2013). Critical oxygen tensions as predictors of hypoxia tolerance and tissue metabolic responses during hypoxia exposure in fishes. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 449, 239–249. Download
Groom, D. J. E., Toledo, M. C. B. and Welch, K. C. (2017). Wingbeat kinematics and energetics during weightlifting in hovering hummingbirds across an elevational gradient. J Comp Physiol B 187, 165–182. Download
Skandalis, D. A., Segre, P. S., Bahlman, J. W., Groom, D. J. E., Jr, K. C. W., Witt, C. C., McGuire, J. A., Dudley, R., Lentink, D. and Altshuler, D. L. (2017). The biomechanical origin of extreme wing allometry in hummingbirds. Nature Communications 8, 1047. Download
Groom, D. J. E., Toledo, M. C. B., Powers, D. R., Tobalske, B. W. and Welch, K. C. (2018). Integrating morphology and kinematics in the scaling of hummingbird hovering metabolic rate and efficiency. Proc. R. Soc. B 285, 20172011. Download
Dr. Brandy Velten

Dr. Brandy Velten

Ph.D. – Cell & Systems Biology, 2016

Thesis title: “Comparative Identification and Characterization of Myosin Heavy Chain Isoforms in Avian Skeletal Muscle

E-mail: br.velten@gmail.com


Selected Publications

Velten, B. P., Dillaman, R. M., Kinsey, S. T., McLellan, W. A. and Pabst, D. A. (2013). Novel locomotor muscle design in extreme deep-diving whales. Journal of Experimental Biology jeb.081323. Download
Velten, B. P. and Welch, K. C. (2014). Myosin heavy-chain isoforms in the flight and leg muscles of hummingbirds and zebra finches. American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology 306, R845–R851. Download
Velten, B. P., Welch, K. C. and Ramenofsky, M. (2016). Altered expression of pectoral myosin heavy chain isoforms corresponds to migration status in the white-crowned sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys gambelii). Royal Society Open Science 3, 160775. Download