Integrative Environmental Physiology
Physiology is the study of the integrative processes and functions of life at all levels of structural complexity between and including the molecular level through to the whole organism. It includes all organisms, and frames function in evolutionary, environmental, ecological and behavioural contexts. It embraces a cross-disciplinary approach to modern science, through which physiologists aim to achieve translation of this knowledge into human health.
We have expertise in the following areas of Integrative Environmental Physiology:
- Animal Energetics, Prof. John Speakman
- Circadian and photoperiod timing, Prof. David Hazlerigg
- Ageing, Dr. Colin Selman
- Insulin action, glucose & lipid homeostasis in diet-induced obesity, Dr. Mirela Delibegovic, Dr. Nimesh Mody
- Fish cytokine system, identification of leucocyte sub populations
- Prof. Chris Secombes, Dr. Steve Bird. Dr John Zou.
- Fish physiology, Prof. Dominic Houlihan, Dr Sam Martin
- Tick salivary glands, Dr. Alan Bowman
- The immunology and epidemiology of African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness), Dr. Jerry Sternberg
- Evolution of parasite resistance - understanding host-parasite interactions at the molecular level, Dr Les Noble, Dr. Cath Jones