Current members

Saad Muhammad

Saad Muhammad

MSc Student – Cell & Systems Biology

Thesis title: TBD

B.S. Hon. (University of Toronto Scarborough, Toronto, ON, Canada, 2017)

E-mail: saad.muhammad@mail.utoronto.ca

 

Selected Publications

Alumni

Dr. Sajeni Mahalingam

Dr. Sajeni Mahalingam

M.Sc. – Cell & Systems Biology, 2012

Thesis title: “Neuromuscular control of hummingbird flight kinematics.

E-mail: mahals4@mcmaster.ca

 

Selected Publications

Dr. Chris Chen

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

E-mail: cwchen@yorku.ca

 

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
Alexander Myrka

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

Lily Hou

Lily Hou

MSc – Ecology & Evolutionary Biology – 2015

Thesis title: “Automated Serial Sampling in Hummingbirds Obviates Laborious Ecological Studies of Behaviourally Induced Rises in Departure Stores

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

E-mail: lily.hou@mail.utoronto.ca

 

Selected Publications

Raafay Syed Ali

Raafay Syed Ali

MSc student – Cell & Systems Biology

Thesis title: “Plasma Membrane Recruitment Patterns of Glucose Transporters (GLUT) 1, 2, 3, and 5 in Response to Feeding in the Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Archilochus colubris.

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

E-mail: raafay.ali@mail.utoronto.ca

 

Selected Publications