Research Interests

The Storey Lab studies the biochemical adaptations and molecular mechanisms that allow animals to adapt to extreme environmental stresses such as the deep cold, oxygen deprivation, and desiccation.

Positions Available

New projects are available for Graduate students and Honours students. For a more detailed description of the projects currently available for Graduate and Honours students visit the Opportunities page. 

Contact Information

Email: KenStoreyATcunet.carleton.ca
Email: JanStoreyATcunet.carleton.ca

Telephone: +1 (613) 520-2600 x3678

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Featured New Publications 

Storey, K.B. and Storey, J.M. 2020. Mitochondria, metabolic control and microRNA: advances in understanding amphibian freeze tolerance. BioFactors 46, 220–228. PMID: 31026112

Al-Attar, R. and Storey, K.B. 2020. Suspended in time: Molecular responses to hibernation also promote longevity. Exp. Gerontol. 134, 11088. PMID: 32114078

Hawkins, L.J. and Storey, K.B. 2020. Advances and applications of environmental stress adaptation research. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. A 240, 110623. PMID: 31778815

Hadj-Moussa, H. and Storey, K.B. 2020. The OxymiR response to oxygen limitation: a comparative microRNA perspective. J. Exp. Biol. 223, jeb204594. PMID: 32445797

Zhang, J., Hawkins, L.J. and Storey, K.B. 2020. DNA methylation and regulation of DNA methyltransferases in a freeze tolerant vertebrate. Biochem. Cell Biol. 98(2), 145-153. PMID: 31116953

Wu, C.-W., Tessier, S.N. and Storey, K.B. 2020. Dehydration stress alters the mitogen-activated-protein kinase signaling and chaperone stress response in Xenopus laevis. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. B 246-247, 110461.  PMID: 32497588

Wijenayake, S. and Storey, K.B. 2020. Dynamic regulation of histone H3 lysine (K) acetylation and deacetylation during prolonged oxygen deprivation in a champion anaerobe. Mol. Cell. Biochem. Epub July 29  PMID: 32729004

Al-attar, R., Wu, C.-W., Biggar, K.K. and Storey, K.B. 2020. Carb-loading: Freeze-induced activation of the glucose-responsive ChREBP transcriptional network in wood frogs. Physiol. Biochem. Zool. 93(1), 49-61. PMID: 31742477

Logan, S.M., Szereszewski, K.E., Bennett, N.C., Hart, D.W., van Jaarsveld, B., Pamenter, M.E. and Storey, K.B. 2020. The brains of six African mole-rat species show divergent responses to hypoxia. J. Exp. Biol. 223, jeb.215905. PMID: 32041803

Hadj-Moussa, H., Zhang, J., Pifferi, F., Perret, M. and Storey, K.B. 2020. Profiling torpor-responsive microRNAs in muscles of the hibernating primate Microcebus murinus. Biochim. Biophys. Acta - Gene Regul. Mech. 1863(1):194473. PMID: 31837470

Hadj-Moussa, H., Wijenayake, S. and Storey, K.B. 2020. Multi-tissue profile of NFκB pathway regulation during mammalian hibernation. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. B 246-247, 110460.  PMID: 32445797

Green, S.R. and Storey, K.B. 2020. Regulation of the α-ketoglutarate dehydrogenase complex during hibernation in a small mammal, the Richardson’s ground squirrel (Urocitellus richardsonii). Biochim. Biophys. Acta - Proteins & Proteomics 1868(9), 140448. PMID: 32445798

Gupta, A. and Storey, K.B. 2020. Regulation of antioxidant systems in response to anoxia and reoxygenation in Rana sylvatica. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. B 243–244, 110436.  PMID: 32247058

Singh, G. and Storey, K.B. 2020. MondoA:MLX complex regulates glucose-dependent gene expression and links to circadian rhythm in liver and brain of the freeze-tolerant wood frog, Rana sylvatica. Mol. Cell. Biochem. Epub July 7;  PMID: 32638259