Post-Doctoral Fellows

Post-Doctoral Fellows Work in the Storey Lab Where are they now?
Barbara Katzenback Antioxidant enzymes and antimicrobial proteins in frogs. Assistant Professor, Biology, University of Waterloo, Canada
Eiji Kotani Novel proteins FR10 & Li16 in freeze tolerant wood frogs Assistant Professor, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto, Japan
Marina Batrukova Ion motive ATPases & mammalian hibernation Scientific translator, Moscow, Russia
Isabelle Moineau Protein phosphatases Research scientist, France
Qinyin Cai Stress-induced gene expression. President, BioS&T Co., Lachine
Craig Frank Hibernator metabolism Assoc. Prof., Fordham U., NY
Marcelo Hermes-Lima Antioxidant defenses and hypometabolism Professor, U. Brasilia, Brazil
Stephen Brooks Metabolic regulation and enzymology Research Scientist, Health Canada
Basile Michaelidis Enzyme control in anoxia tolerant molluscs Researcher, Thessaloniki U., Greece
Ralph Ferguson Intermediary metabolism in fish Clinical pharmacologist, Toronto
Jim Ballantyne Mitochondrial metabolism Professor, Integrative Biology, U. Guelph, Canada


Ph.D. Students

Ph.D. Students Thesis Title Where are they now?
Bryan Luu, Ph. D. Biology 2018  Molecular responses to whole-body dehydration in a sequenced vertebrate, Xenopus laevis: Regulation of antioxidants and metabolism by the Sirtuin protein deacetylases [Abstract]  Medical school, McGill University
Sanoji Wijenayake, Ph. D. Biology 2017  No Oxygen? No Problem! Epigenetic mechanisms of anoxia tolerance in a champion anaerobe, the red-eared slider turtle (Trachemys scripta elegans) [Abstract]  PDF, Biology, University of Toronto
Shannon Tessier, Ph. D. Biology 2014 Regulation of gene expression over cycles of torpor-arousal in thirteen-lined ground squirrels [Abstract] PDF, Center for Engineering in Medicine, Harvard Medical School & Massachusetts General Hospital & , Boston, USA
Ryan Bell, Ph. D. Chemistry 2014 Regulation of skeletal muscle carbohydrate metabolism during mammalian hibernation [Abstract] PDF, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Neal Dawson, Ph. D. Biology 2014 Front line antioxidant defenses in the freeze tolerant wood frog, Rana sylvatica: An in-depth analysis of mechanisms of enzyme regulation [Abstract] PDF, Biology, McMaster University
Cheng-Wei (Mike) Wu, Ph. D. Biology 2014 Molecular adaptations of mammalian hibernation: Roles of metabolic signaling regulation in the torpor-arousal cycle [Abstract] PDF, University of Florida, Gainsville
Jing Zhang, Ph. D. Biology 2013 Roles of Akt signaling and its downstream pathways in wood frog freeze tolerance [Abstract] Defense Research and Development Canada, Toronto
Kyle Biggar, Ph. D. Biology 2013 Cell cycle regulation by post-translational and post-transcriptional mechanisms in an anaerobic extremist – The anoxic tolerant turtle, Trachemys scripta elegans [Abstract] Assistant Professor, Biology, Carleton Univ., Ottawa
Benjamin Lant, Ph. D. Biology 2011 The anoxia tolerant crayfish: a profile of stress response [Abstract] PDF, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
Anastasia Krivoruchko, Ph.D. Biology 2010 Turtle anoxia – biochemistry and gene regulation in an anaerobic extremist [Abstract] Research scientist, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
Amal Malik, Ph.D. Biology 2009 Cellular adaptation to dehydration stress: Molecular adaptations for dehydration tolerance in the African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis [Abstract] Environmental Health Sciences and Research Bureau, Health Canada, Ottawa
Christopher Dieni, Ph.D. Chemistry 2008 Regulation of enzyme function in freeze tolerance. [Abstract] Assistant Professor, Dept. Chemistry, Ursinus College, Pennsylvania, USA
Khalil Abnous, Ph. D. Chemistry 2007 Regulation of metabolic enzymes during hibernation in ground squirrels [Abstract] Assistant Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Mashad University of Medical Sciences, Mashad, Iran
Hapsatou Mamady, Ph.D. Biology 2006 Mammalian hibernation: gene expression and transcription factor regulation of the unfolded protein response, apoptosis and atrophy in ground squirrels. [Abstract] Research Associate, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa
Chris Ramnanan, Ph.D. Biology 2006 Regulation of metabolism in estivating land snails: role of reversible protein phosphorylation. [Abstract] Assistant Professor, Dept. Innovation in Medical Education, University of Ottawa
Pier Morin, Ph.D. Chemistry 2006 Transcriptional regulation in the hibernating thirteen-lined ground squirrel, Spermophilus tridecemlineatus. [Abstract] Assistant Professor, Dept. Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Moncton, New Brunswick
Dave McMullen, Ph.D. Chemistry, 2004 Molecular and biochemical adaptations in two cold-hardy gall insects. [Abstract] Patent agent, Arnold & Porter, Washington, DC
Amritha De Croos, Ph.D.Chemistry, 2003 Gene and protein regulation in liver of the freeze tolerant wood frog, Rana sylvatica. [Abstract] Quality & Regulatory specialist, Northern Digital Inc., Kitchener, ON
Sean Eddy, Ph.D. Chemistry, 2003 Hibernation and gene expression. [Abstract] Computational biologist, University of Michigan Health System
Dayre McNally, Ph.D. Chemistry, 2002 Freezing survival and gene expression in wood frogs. [Abstract] Medical doctor, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa
Kevin Larade, Ph.D. Biology, 2002. Response to anoxia exposure by the marine snail, Littorina littorea: transcription and translation patterns of differentially expressed genes and proteins. [Abstract] Laboratory Quality Manager, Crime Laboratory Unit, Boston Police Department, Boston, MA
Dustin Hittel, Ph.D. Biology 2001 Physiological role of differentially expressed genes and their protein products in the hibernating 13-lined ground squirrel Spermophilus tridecemlineatus. [Abstract] Assistant Professor, Dept. Kinesiology, University of Calgary
Tammy English, Ph.D. Biology 2000. Differential gene expression in response to freezing and anoxia in the intertidal marine gastropod, Littorina littorea. [Abstract] Research grant development advisor, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
Andreas Fahlman, Ph.D. Biology 2000 Physiology of hydrogen diving and implication for hydrogen biochemical decompression. [Abstract] Assistant Professor, Department of Life Sciences, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, Texas
Shaobo Wu, Ph.D. Biology 1999. Differential gene expression under environmental stress in the freeze tolerant wood frog, Rana sylvatica. [Abstract] Research scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada,Ottawa
Tolga Bilgen, Ph.D. Biology 1998. Differential gene expression response to low temperature exposure in cold hardy insects. [Abstract] Pharmaceutical advertising, McCann Corp., New York
Justin MacDonald, Ph.D. Biology 1998 Enzyme thermal adaptations and signal transduction in ground squirrel hibernation. [Abstract] Associate Professor, University of Calgary, Calgary
Kyra Cowan, Ph.D. Chemistry 1998 Reversible phosphorylation control of metabolism during prolonged environmental stress. [Abstract] Scientist, Genentech Inc., San Francisco, CA
Brad Thatcher, Ph.D. Biology 1997. Properties of enzymes from mammalian hibernators: structure-function relationships. [Abstract] Vice-President, SynX Pharm Corp., Toronto
Bill Willmore, Ph.D. Biology 1997 Molecular adaptation to anoxia and recovery from anoxia in freshwater turtles. [Abstract] Associate professor, Carleton University, Ottawa
Jean Grundy, Ph.D. Chemistry 1996. Antioxidant defenses during estivation in the spadefoot toad, Scaphiopus couchii. [Abstract] Product Safety Directorate, Health Canada, Ottawa
Denis Joanisse, Ph.D. Biology 1995 Metabolism during overwintering in two species of cold hardy goldenrod gall insects. [Abstract] Professor, Laval University, Quebec City
Clark Holden, Ph.D. Biology 1995 Signal transduction …and cryoprotectant production in freeze tolerant vertebrates [Abstract] Patent Agent, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Ottawa
Hossein Mehrani, Ph.D. Chemistry 1994 Regulation of glycogen metabolism by protein phosphorylation during stress [Abstract] Professor of Biochemistry, Bagheiatollah Medical Science University, Tehran, Iran
Yanjing Su, Ph.D. Chemistry 1992 Phosphofructokinase from white skeletal muscle and liver of rainbow trout. [Abstract] Process development director, Dow Chemical, San Diego,CA
Tom Churchill, Ph.D. Biology 1992 Metabolic biochemistry of freeze tolerance in vertebrates. [Abstract] Professor, Surgical-Medical Research Unit, University of Alberta Medical School, Edmonton
Bill Plaxton, Ph.D. Biology 1984 Metabolic adaptations of marine gastropod molluscs to environmental anoxic stress. [Abstract] Professor of Biology & Biochemistry, Queen’s University,Kingston

M.Sc. Students

M.Sc. Students Thesis Title
 Trong Nguyen, M. Sc. Biology 2017 Regulation of glutamate dehydrogenase and lactate dehydrogenase in the freeze tolerant wood frog, Rana sylvatica [Abstract]
 Hanane Hadj-Moussa, M. Sc. Biology 2017  Micromanaging Freeze Tolerance: The Biogenesis and Regulation of microRNAs in Frozen Frogs [Abstract]
 Sam Logan, M. Sc. Biology 2017  Control of selective mRNA translation over the torpor-arousal cycle of thirteen-lined ground squirrels [Abstract]
 Stuart Green, M. Sc. Biology 2017  Regulation of urea cycle related enzymes in response to freezing in the wood frog, Rana sylvatica [Abstract]
 Sam Williamson, M. Sc. Biology 2015 Epigenetic underpinnings of freeze tolerance in the goldenrod gall fly Eurosta solidaginis and the goldenrod gall moth Epiblema scudderiana [Abstract]
 Liam Hawkins, M. Sc. Biology 2016  Histone methylation in the freeze-tolerant wood frog, Rana sylvatica [Abstract]
 Tony (Yichi) Zhang, M. Sc. Biology 2016  The molecular mechanisms underlying skeletal and cardiac muscle remodeling in the hibernating thirteen-lined ground squirrel [Abstract]
 Rasha Al-attar, M. Sc. Biology 2016  Regulation of the Nuclear Factor Activated T Cell (NFAT) family of transcription factors in the freeze tolerant wood frog, Rana sylvatica [Abstract]
 Alex Watts, M. Sc. Biology 2016  Involvement of Reversible Protein Methylation in 13-Lined Ground Squirrel Hibernation [Abstract]
Ryan Girgrah, M.Sc. Chemistry 2015  SMAD transcription factor expression in anoxia-tolerant Trachemys scripta elegans and dehydration-tolerant Xenopus laevis: A comparative study [Abstract] 
Anthony Ruberto, M.Sc. Biology 2015  Regulation of lactate dehydrogenase and glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase in mammalian hibernation [Abstract]
Jean Abboud, M.Sc. Biology 2015 Regulation of pyruvate kinase and glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase in the freeze tolerant goldenrod gall fly: Role in polyol cryoprotectant production [Abstract]
Kama Szereszewski, M.Sc. Biology 2014 Less is mTOR: Regulation of protein synthesis via the insulin signalling pathway in the anoxia-tolerant red-painted slider Trachemys scripta elegans [Abstract]
Andrew Rouble, M.Sc. Biology 2014 Reversible protein acetylation in the regulation of mammalian hibernation [Abstract]
Christine Childers, M.Sc. Biology 2014 Regulation of skeletal muscle glycolysis during dehydration in the aestivating African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis [Abstract]
Bryan Luu, M.Sc. Biology 2013 Regulation of protein translation and cell cycle processes by reversible protein phosphorylation in response to dehydration in the African clawed frog [Abstract]
Yulia Maistrovski, M.Sc. Biology 2013 Regulation of anti-apoptotic pathways in skeletal muscle and liver of an estivating species, Xenopus laevis [Abstract]
Julie Wu, M.Sc. Biology 2013
Altaf Mahmud, M.Sc. Biology 2012
Helen Alyx Holden, M.Sc. Biology 2011 Anuran adaptations to climatic stress: Immune responses and the SMAD family in the wood frog and the African clawed frog. [Abstract]
Katrina Sullivan, M.Sc. Biology 2011 Expression pattern of the novel freeze-responsive genes li16, fr10 and fr47 in the wood frog, Rana sylvatica. [Abstract]
Shannon Tessier, M.Sc. Biology 2010 Molecular adaptations of skeletal muscle and cardiac muscle in the hibernating thirteen-lined ground squirrel, Spermophilus tridecemlineatus. [Abstract]
Marcus Allan, M.Sc. Biology 2010 Nuclear factor (NF)-kappaB regulation in the hibernating thirteen-lined ground squirrel, Spermophilus tridecemlineatus. [Abstract]
Allan Letourneau, M.Sc. Biology 2010 Phosphorylation of glycolytic enzymes in hibernation. [Abstract]
Craig Brooks, M.Sc. Biology 2009 Regulation of NF-κB and p53 in the liver and skeletal muscle of the freeze tolerant wood frog, Rana sylvatica. [Abstract]
Oscar Aguilar, M.Sc. Biology 2009 Regulation of the MEF-2 and the SMAD family of transcription factors in the freeze tolerant wood frog, Rana sylvatica [Abstract]
Rabih Roufayel, M.Sc. Biology 2009 Regulation of the Rb-E2F pathway in the freeze tolerant wood frog, Rana sylvatica. [Abstract]
Neal Dawson, M.Sc. Biology 2009 Regulation of tail muscle energetics during anoxia in the freshwater crayfish, Orconectesvirilis. [Abstract]
Ryan Bell, M.Sc. Biology 2008 Regulation of glutamate dehydrogenase in hypometabolic states. [Abstract]
Judeh Lama, M.Sc. Biology 2008 Regulation of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase and hexokinase in anoxia-tolerant mollusks: role of reversible phosphorylation. [Abstract]
Mani Mathialagan, MSc Biology 2008 Transcription factor regulation in mammalian hibernation: the thirteen-lined ground squirrel as a model. [Abstract]
Jacques Niles,  M.Sc. Biology 2007 Freeze tolerant frogs: expression and regulation of transcription factors of the unfolded protein response and the ER-associated degradation [Abstract]
Melanie Bouffard, M.Sc. Chemistry 2007 Involvement of FOXO transcription factors and glycogen synthase kinase 3 in the freeze tolerance capability of the wood frog, Rana sylvatica. [Abstract]
Lin Xie, M.Sc. Biology 2007 Antioxidant and anti-apoptotic defenses in the anoxia-tolerant turtle, Trachemys scriptaelegans. [Abstract]
Lin Hui Yao. M.Sc. Chemistry 2007 Profile of FoxO proteins and MnSOD in two cold-hardy insect species exposed to low temperature. [Abstract]
Jiayun Zhou, M.Sc. Chemistry, 2006 Regulation of enzymes of energy metabolism – AMP deaminase and creatine kinase – in an anoxia tolerant turtle. [Abstract]
Guijun (Jeremy)  Zhang, M.Sc. Chemistry 2006 Protein chaperones and winter cold hardiness in insects: heat shock proteins and glucose regulated proteins in freeze-tolerant and freeze-avoiding species. [Abstract]
Ashley Woods, M.Sc. Biology, 2005 Regulation of protein and phospholipid metabolism in the 13-lined ground squirrel, Spermophilus tridecemlineatus and the wood frog, Rana sylvatica. [Abstract]
Jun Du, M.Sc. Chemistry 2005 Anti-apoptotic and antioxidant defenses in the freeze tolerant wood frog, Rana sylvatica. [Abstract]
Keqin Yan, M.Sc. Biology 2005 Glucose regulated protein and heat shock protein expression in hibernating mammals.  [Abstract]
Estatira Sepehr, M.Sc. Chemistry 2002 Effect of fermentation on folate bioavailability. (joint student w S. Brooks) [Abstract]
Li Zhenhong, M.Sc. Biology 2000 Gene expression supporting freeze tolerance in the wood frog, Rana sylvatica. [Abstract]
Shahriar Saeedi, M.Sc. Biology 2000 Targeting of calcium calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II to membranes. (joint student w J. Cheetham)
Zhouli Ni, M.Sc. Biology 2000 Antioxidant defense in the hibernating thirteen-lined ground squirrel, Spermophilus tridecemlineatus. [Abstract]
Tom Pfister, M.Sc. Chemistry 1999 Phosphorylation regulation in two species of cold-hardy goldenrod gall insects. [Abstract]
Sylvie Lautru, M.Sc. Chemistry 1997 Purification and characterization of hexokinase and pyruvate kinase from Eurosta solidaginis. [Abstract]
Dawn Lobsinger, M.Sc. Biology 1996 Differential gene expression in response to subzero temperatures in the freeze tolerant wood frog Rana sylvatica. [Abstract]
Peggy Schade, M.Sc. Chemistry 1996 Glycogen degradation by alpha-glucosidase. [Abstract]
Steve Greenway M.Sc. Biology 1995 The effect of seasonal change and prolonged anoxia on the metabolism of marine molluscs. [Abstract]
Tammy English M.Sc. Biology 1995 Enzymes of adenylate metabolism from the skeletal muscle of the hibernating prairie dog. [Abstract]
Marc de la Roche, M.Sc. Chemistry 1995 Metabolic adjustment and biochemical adaptation to torpor in mammalian hibernators. [Abstract]
Tina Pannunzio, M.Sc. Chemistry 1994 Role of antioxidant defenses in endurance of anoxia and freezing in the marine gastropod Littorina littorea. [Abstract]
Donna Douglas, M.Sc. Chemistry 1993 Anoxia induces changes in translatable mRNA during anoxia in Trachemys scripta elegans. [Abstract]
Aleixo Muise, M.Sc. Chemistry 1993 Enzymatic regulation of glycerol metabolism in the overwintering gall moth Epiblema scudderiana. [Abstract]
Elizabeth Russell, M.Sc. Chemistry 1993 Regulation of carbohydrate metabolism in marine molluscs: freezing and anoxia. [Abstract]
Clark Holden, M.Sc. Biology 1991 The enzymatic control of glycerol metabolism in the freeze avoiding gall insect Epiblema scudderiana. [Abstract]
Doris Schafhauser, M.Sc. Chemistry 1990 Chicken bone as a support matrix for the immobilization of carbohydrate degrading enzymes. [Abstract]
Ross Whitwam, M.Sc. Biology 1988 The covalent modification of phosphofructokinase and pyruvate kinase in a hypometabolic pulmonate. [Abstract]
Dave Kelly, M.Sc. Biology 1988 Organ-specific controls of glycolysis in two model systems of facultative hypometabolism mouse. [Abstract]
Roy Cole, M.Sc. Biology 1984 Temperature effect on bivalve anaerobic metabolism. [Abstract]
Ajoy Chakrabarti, M.Sc. Biology 1988 One-step conversion of cellulose to fructose using co-immobilized cellulase, ß-glucosidase and glucose isomerase. [Abstract]
John Duncan, M.Sc. Biology 1988 Glycolytic enzyme binding and metabolic control. [Abstract]
Sandra Korycan, M.Sc. Biology 1984 A study of metabolic adaptations of a bivalve mollusc to environmental stresses. [Abstract]
Dan Miller, M.Sc. Biology 1983 Hexokinase from the channeled whelk, Busycotypus canaliculatum: physical and regulatory properties. [Abstract]
Keith Male, M.Sc. Biology 1982 Metabolic regulation of glutamate dehydrogenase. [Abstract]