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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: Kenneth_Storey@carleton.ca
Email: Jan_Storey@carleton.ca

Telephone: +1 (613) 520-2600 x3678
Fax: +1 (613) 520-3749

Featured New Publications 

Hawkins, L.J., Al-attar, R. and Storey, K.B. 2018. Transcriptional regulation of metabolism in disease: from transcription factors to epigenetics. PeerJ 6, e5062. PMID: 29922517

Biggar, K.K. and Storey, K.B. 2018. Functional impact of microRNA regulation in models of extreme stress adaptation. J. Mol. Cell Biol. 10(2), 93-101. PMID: 29206937

Wijenayake, S., Hawkins, L.J. and Storey, K.B. 2018. Dynamic regulation of six histone H3 lysine (K) methyltransferases in response to prolonged anoxia exposure in a freshwater turtle. Gene 639, 50-57. PMID: 29382574

Rouble, A.N., Hawkins, L.J. and Storey, K.B. 2018. Roles for lysine acetyltransferases during mammalian hibernation. J Thermal Biol 74, 71-76. PMID: 29801653110

Biggar, K.K., Luu, B.E., Wu, C.-W., Pifferi, F., Perret, M. and Storey, K.B. 2018. Identification of novel and conserved microRNA and their expression in the gray mouse lemur, Microcebus murinus, a primate capable of daily torpor. Gene 677, 332-339. PMID: 30103007

Hadj-Moussa, H., Logan, S.M., Seibel, B.A. and Storey, K.B. 2018. Potential role for microRNA in regulating hypoxia-induced metabolic suppression in jumbo squid. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1861(6):586-593. PMID: 29729419

Zhang, G., Storey, J.M. and Storey, K.B. 2018. Elevated chaperone proteins are a feature of winter freeze avoidance by larvae of the goldenrod gall moth, Epiblema scudderiana. J. Insect Physiol, 106(2), 106-113. PMID: 28433751

Chanon, S., Chazarin, B., Toubhans, B., Durand, C., Chery, I., Robert, M., Vieille-Marchiset, A., Swenson, J.E., Zedrosser, A., Evans, A.L., Brunberg, S., Arnemo, J.M., Gauquelin-Koch, G., Storey, K.B., Simon, C., Blanc, S., Bertile, F., Lefai, E. 2018. Proteolysis inhibition by hibernating bear serum leads to increased protein content in human muscle cells. Scientific Reports 8(1), 5525. PMID: 29615761

Zhao, M., Wang, T., Stewart, M.J., Bose, U., Suwansa-Ard, S., Storey, K.B. and Cummins, S.F. 2018. eSnail: a transcriptome-based molecular resource of the central nervous system for terrestrial gastropods. Mol. Ecol. Resources 18(1), 147-158. PMID: 28960889

In the News!

               

Special MONITO DEL MONTE Series:  Torpor in a South American Marsupial

Strategies of biochemical adaptation for hibernation in a South American marsupial 1. Mitogen-activated protein kinases and the cell stress response. Wijenayake, S., Luu, B.E., Zhang, J., Tessier, S.N., Quintero-Galvis, J.F., Gaitán-Espitia, J.D., Nespolo, R.F. and Storey, K.B. 2018. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. B 224, 12-18. PMID: 29247845

Strategies of biochemical adaptation for hibernation in a South American marsupial, Dromiciops gliroides: 2. Control of the Akt pathway and protein translation machinery. Luu, B.E., Wijenayake, S., Zhang, J., Tessier, S.N., Quintero-Galvis, J.F., Gaitán-Espitia, J.D., Nespolo, R.F. and Storey, K.B. 2018. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. B 224, 19-25. PMID: 29247846

Luu, B.E., Wijenayake, S., Zhang, J., Tessier, S.N., Quintero-Galvis, J.F., Gaitán-Espitia, J.D., Nespolo, R.F. and Storey, K.B. 2018. Strategies of biochemical adaptation for hibernation in a South American marsupial, Dromiciops gliroides: 3. Activation of pro-survival response pathways. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. B 224, 26-31. PMID: 29248591

Strategies of biochemical adaptation for hibernation in a South American marsupial, Dromiciops gliroides: 4. Regulation of pyruvate dehydrogenase complex and metabolic fuel selection. Wijenayake, S., Luu, B.E., Zhang, J., Tessier, S.N., Quintero-Galvis, J.F., Gaitán-Espitia, J.D., Nespolo, R.F. and Storey, K.B. 2018. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. B 224, 32-37. PMID: 29247844. PMID: 29247844

The hibernating South American marsupial, Dromiciops gliroides, displays torpor-sensitive microRNA expression patterns. Hadj-Moussa, H., Moggridge, J.A., Luu, B.E., Quintero-Galvis, J.F., Gaitán-Espitia, J.D., Nespolo, R.F. and Storey, K.B. 2016. Sci. Rep. 6, 24627. PMID: PMID: 27090740