this, my first newsletter as DCPB Chair, I want to begin by
congratulating all of our members attending the Orlando annual
meeting for making it a tremendous success! Despite a brief
"cold-snap" that did not dampen our spirits, the quality and
diversity of the scientific presentations were very high, and served
to reinforce my strong feelings about membership in this society and
the DCPB in particular. Nowhere was our strength through diversity
more evident than in the competition amongst the student oral and
poster presentations. Dave Tapley and his team had their work cut out
for them, judging over 60 entrants for the Dorothy M. Skinner awards.
In the case of the poster competition, there was a single clearcut
winner, so join me in congratulating Nishad Jayasundara of
Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory for his presentation:
M. Skinner Best Poster Award
N.; SPANINGS-PIERROT, C.; TOWLE, D.W.; MDI Bio. Lab., Salsbury
Cove, ME; Universite Montpellier, France; MDI Bio. Lab., Salsbury
Cove, ME: Salinity-induced changes in isoform-specific Na++K+-ATPase
gene expression in the European shore crab Pachygrapsus
oral presentation judging resulted in an exact numerical tie for
"Best", so we decided what better way to celebrate our success
than to give two Dorothy M. Skinner awards for "Outstanding
Oral Presentations". Join me in congratulating Joanna
Joyner-Matos of the University of Florida and Kenneth Welch
of the University of California, Santa Barbara for their outstanding
M. Skinner Outstanding Oral Presentation Awards
J.; CHAPMAN, L. J.; JULIAN, D.; Univ. of Florida, Gainesville;
McGill Univ., Montreal; Univ. of Florida, Gainesville: Elevated
dissolved oxygen level influences fingernail clam (Sphaerium
sp.) stress protein expression and population distribution in a
Ugandan papyrus swamp.
KC; BAKKEN, BH; SUAREZ, RK; Univ. of California, Santa Barbara;
Univ. of Wyoming; Univ. of California, Santa Barbara: Use of Dietary
Sugar by Hummingbirds as Revealed by Stable Isotope and Respiratory
Joanna and Kenneth all received checks for $100, a certificate of
award, a one-year membership renewal to SICB, and a copy of a tribute
to Dorothy M. Skinner prepared by Don Mykles that was published in
our Spring 2005 newsletter. And one perk of having the meeting in
Orlando is that our new awardees, like Super Bowl Champs, could turn
to the camera and say: "Next, I'm going to Disneyworld!"
and Past-Chair Donna Wolcott extend a sincere 'thank you' to Dave
Tapley and his judges for doing a great job. As you know, the name
of the award changes every year, so please feel free to suggest to me
or any DCPB officer names that we can honor with the 2007 award.
note from our 2006 business meeting that is related to the above
prizes: we voted to approve a bylaw change to allow non-DCPB
students to compete for the DCPB Best Paper/Poster Awards.
also wish to thank the Bartholomew Award Committee for their hard
work in selecting Dr. Jamie Gillooly as this year's recipient. Dr.
Gillooly gave a great presentation to a packed room, and I was
especially pleased to see that the topic drew significant numbers of
SICB members from other Divisions. (See Jamie's Biography below.)
For committee service, in particular, I want to thank Drs. Ross
Ellington and Steve Hand who are rotating off after their three years
of service on this committee, and to welcome new members Drs. Lynn
Riddiford (U. Washington) and Katie Gilmour (U. Ottawa) to the Award
Committee. At the poster sessions and exhibitor booths I also got the
opportunity to meet John Lighton and Robin Turner of Sable Systems
for the first time. They have enhanced the Bartholmew Award with
their generous support, and I ask you all to give them a special 'tip
of the cap' next time you see them. The deadline for
applications for the 2007 Bartholomew Award is tentatively set at
September 1, 2006.
the scientific program featured a number of interesting and
well-attended symposia; I was able to sample talks from all of them,
and I particularly enjoyed the Crustacean Genomics and Proteomics
session. This symposium, and the many contributed papers using these
technologies especially made me realize that the world of biomics is
truly upon us and starting to have a major impact on the questions we
are able to address as DCPB scientists. My sincere thanks to Kim
Hammond and all of the symposium organizers for putting together a
great overall program of invited and contributed papers and posters.
the science and camaraderie at the meeting were great, I did hear a
few rumblings about the venue itself. Notably, the setup this year
was unlike some prior meetings in the downtown core of a large city,
where one can easily stroll from the hotel to many restaurants and
attractions. Many felt a little 'trapped' and found it hard to
venture out. I noted these concerns and will try to voice them when
SICB officers are considering future venues.
Officers Old and New
terms of the annual 'changing of the guard' of some of our
Division officers, several terms ended at the Orlando meeting
including: Nora Terwilliger's term as Past-Chair, Paul Yancey's
term as Secretary, and Donna Wolcott's term as Chair (although she
does not quite get off the hook that easily in that she now serves
two years as Past-Chair). Please join me in thanking them for their
steadfast service. I hope to lean on them extensively to try to
maintain continuity in the Division. Donna did an excellent job of
keeping the records and duties of the chair up to date, making the
transition for myself and for future chairs easy. Last but not least,
Joanna Joyner-Matos has agreed to stay on for a second two-year stint
as the graduate student/postdoc representative. We are looking
forward to her cooperative plan with other Division Reps to organize
a workshop on publishing (tentatively entitled: "What Do Editors
Want?"). I also wish to remind you that, as part of the
reorganization of Integrative and Comparative Biology, Dr.
Chuck Booth of Eastern Connecticut State University has been named as
the DCPB member of the ICB Editorial Board.
have some important items on the ballot for the Spring elections.
First, through the efforts of the nominating committee, Donna
Wolcott, Jim Clegg and Harvey Lillywhite, we have a great slate of
candidates for Program Officer and Division Chair-Elect. Please see
the candidates' bios and statements below, and please vote (it is
so easy to do online).
also have to vote on an important bylaw change regarding a
"self-levy" to allow us to support international meetings (such
as the ICCPB in Brazil in 2007) and other activities that tie us to
the greater world-wide comparative community. The levy is essentially
the cost of one beer per year. (I think it was Lou Burnett who
pointed out that actually, it is the cost of a beer at a normal,
non-Disney, venue; that is, approximately 0.6 "Disneys" noting
that it took 1.0 "Disney" to get you a beer at the Orlando
meeting.) Bistro-Mathematics aside, my point is that this is such a
small amount, and the money will be well spent. I urge you to vote to
approve this bylaw change.
prattled on long enough. Looking ahead, I hope that you all have a
great Spring into Summer/end of school year transition and that your
summers are both productive and stress free, enabling you to push the
boundaries of your discipline forward, so we can have great
interchange again at the 2007 meeting in Phoenix.
the following addition (underlined text) to the by-laws under article
Necessary expenditures of the Division shall be
paid from the treasury of the Society within the limits set by the
Executive Committee of the Society in the annual budget.
Expenditures in support of international societies of which the
Division is a member will be paid from an assessment levied annually
on Division members, in addition to SICB dues. The amount of the
assessment will be determined by the DCPB Executive Committee.
Assessment funds will accrue across years, and be managed through the
management company, and disbursed with authorization by the Chair,
upon the recommendation of the Executive Committee of the Division.
proposed by-law change is set for a vote during Spring 2006.
By all accounts we have
a great meeting in Orlando this year. We had more than 1200 total
members in attendance, which is more than half of our total
membership and a very good showing relative to most scientific
Congratulations to Dr.
James Gillooly (University of Florida) for winning the Bartholomew
award and for his talk: "Linking
Biological Currencies in Ecology and Evolution". We also
really appreciate Stacia Sower's (University of New
Hampshire) contribution for this years Bern
Lecture "Insight into the Molecular Evolution of Gonadotropin
and its Receptor in the Hormonal Regulation of Reproduction"
symposiums were very successful. The two society wide symposia were:
Immunology: Recent Advances and Applications for Conservation and
Public Health", by Kelly Lee, Bram Lutton, and Martin Wikelski
A Multi-Kingdom Approach" by Andreas Heyland, Jason Hodin, Cory
Bishop, and Leonid Moroz
The Division of
Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry also cosponsored three
symposia. These were:
and societies: The Crustacean Society, DCPB, DIZ, and DNB
divisions: DCPB, DCE, and DEE
divisions: DCPB, DVM, and DNB
next meeting is in Phoenix Arizona. The dates are: January 3-7. We
look forward to many great talks and symposia.
It is never too soon to
start thinking of ideas for symposia for future meetings. The
symposia are a good way to introduce new and provocative ideas, or
discuss changing themes in research, or revisit and revitalize other
areas. Please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get started.
Other Meetings of
interest to our division:
Virginia Beach 2006
SICB is co-sponsoring
the Comparative Physiology 2006: Integrating Diversity Meeting 8-11
October 2006 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. There are many really
exciting symposia at these meetings for members of DCPB.
The meeting website is:
co-sponsoring the International Congress for Comparative Physiology
and Biochemistry (ICCPB) in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil in August 2007.
We have been soliciting ideas for symposia at those meetings, and we
are hoping many SICB members will plan to attend.
Steve Morris and
Natural Events is setting up the 4th International Conference in
Africa for Comparative Physiology & Biochemistry
This will be held at
the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, East Africa. July 19-25:
The meeting website is:
Finally, I want to
congratulate, on behalf of the Division of Comparative Physiology and
Biochemistry the following graduate student award winners at our 2006
Grants in aid of
Tara M. Blank
University of North Texas Hypoxia-induced plasticity of respiratory
development in the blue gourami (Trichogaster trichopterus),
an air-breathing fish
Dao H. Ho University of
North Texas The Effect of Egg-Borne Maternal Cues Specific to Species
and Breed on Cardiac Performance in Chicken Embryos
Matthew Van Sant
University of California Riverside Water regulation of high altitude
jobs well done!
I am proud to be serving DCPB and SICB in this capacity. I am
considering ways improve the newsletter or other aspects of recording
and communicating DCPB activities. Both the DCPB and SICB executives
have discussed the need to make our online interfaces both more
informative and more interactive; and any suggestions are welcomed!
Please do not hesitate to contact me: email@example.com.
of the DCPB BUSINESS MEETING, JAN 5, 2006, Orlando.
Wolcott (Chair) presented the minutes form the DCPB Business meeting
in San Diego, January 2005. The minutes were approved unanimously.
Donna announced the DCPB Officers that are retiring effective Jan 5,
2006: Paul Yancey (Secretary), Nora Terwilliger (Past Chair), and
Donna Wolcott (Chair). Donna then announced Officers beginning new
terms effective Jan 5, 2006: Donna Wolcott (Past Chair), Pat Walsh
(Chair), and Jonathon Stillman (Secretary). In 2006, DCPB will hold
elections for a new chair elect and a new program officer. The chair
elect will serve 2 years as chair and 2 years as past chair. The
nominees for those positions are presented following this newsletter,
and elections will be held during Spring 2006.
reported on the Bartholomew Award, which was run by Steve Hand (we
thank Steve for the great job he did). Sixteen candidates were
considered, and Dr. Jamie Gillooly was selected to receive the 2006
Award. Jamie's bio is at the end of this newsletter. The generous
contribution of Sable Systems in support of the Bartholomew Award was
Hammond, program officer, invited proposals for symposia at the 2007
SICB meeting. Kimberly stressed that we should consider creative
means by which to find funds to support these symposia, since it was
unlikely that any funds from NSF would be forthcoming.
Burnett, SICB secretary and representative to the ICCPB gave a status
report on the ICCPB conference "Integrative Physiology Meets
Diversity" to be held in Brazil, August 12-16, 2007. Details of
ICCPB are above in Lou's message, above.
presented that there is a funding problem for the international
meetings and proposed the above-mentioned change to the by-laws,
under article X. Finances. Lou suggested a $4 assessment, and noted
that this assessment was relatively meager and amounted to only 2/3
of a beer at the Orlando venue. Lynne Riddiford suggested that we
assess a $10 extra charge for SICB annual meeting registration fees,
and bank these funds for future meetings. After some discussion
regarding whether or not people could voluntarily give extra for such
an assessment, Brett Burk, SICB Executive Director, responded that
this would not be an issue. This proposed by-law change is set for a
vote during Spring 2006.
SICB Officers stopped by the DCPB Business Meeting at this point and
the President, Sally Woodin, introduced the President Elect, John
Pearse, as well as the other SICB Officers: Lou Burnett (Secretary),
Linda Walters (Program Officer), Ronald Dimock (Treasurer), and the
new ICB Editor (Harold Heatwole). Ronald Dimock reported that the
2006 SICB meeting had 1389 registrants. Sally announced a new SICB
Division: Comparative Biomechanics.
on the agenda were the reports of the two DCPB sponsored journals:
Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry (CBP) and Physiological and
Biochemical Zoology (PBZ). Pat Walsh, CBP Editor (and DCPB
Chair-Elect!) reported for CBP. In 2005, CBP had 1116 manuscripts
submitted (up 200 from 2004), of which 53% were accepted. 1647
different people reviewed papers for CBP in 2005, and these people
will be appreciated in the January 2006 issue. Average time for
review was 4-8 weeks, and the average time from acceptance to online
publication was about four weeks. 2004 impact factors were 1.6 for
Parts A and C, and 1.4 for Part B (improvements of impact factors
from 1999, which were all 0.9 or lower). CBP has added an online
submission system at:
will publish 1-2 special issues (e.g., symposia) per year for each
Part. Color is free in online (98% of readers access
electronically), and price for color figures is negotiable for print.
has added a new reviews editor, Göran Nilsson, as well as a new
section: Part D, Genomics and Proteomics, which will launch in 2006.
The editors for Part D are Dietmar Kultz, Nancy Denslow, and Göran
Nilsson. Dietmar is the DCPB associate editor. A Sample plus a free
1-year personal subscription to CBP:D is available on the CBP
website. Finally, Pat reported that Elseiver press (publishers of
CBP) is a sponsor of the Young Scientist Award.
Bradley filled in for Jim Hicks to summarize the year at PBZ. Tim
reported that everything is going well, and that the online systems
are working fine. New for 2006 is that the cover will now have
images related to articles in each issue. PBZ is improving their
speed to publication, and the current date on the journal now is
about equal to the actual calendar date, an improvement of about 6
months lag when Jim Hicks took over as Editor.
Business presented at the meeting included a proposal by Joanna
Joyner-Matos (DCPB Student Representative) for a workshop on "how
to publish a paper - what editors want" at the 2007 SICB meeting.
Joanna plans to invite journal editors (Pat W. volunteered) to give
insight on the publication process aimed for students and postdocs
who are new to the publication process. The workshop will be
SICB-wide, but Joanna will focus her work on the DCPB aspect. Please
feel free to send Joanna feedback to help her develop this workshop.
best student presentation awards for 2006 have been titled the
"Dorothy Skinner" award, following tradition of making the award
a memorial of an influential DCPB member. See the Message from
the Chair, above, for this year's winners. We amended Article
XII. Awards A. Best Student Paper Awards by deleting the following
sentence: A student who applies must be a member of the Division
of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry. It was thought that
students from across SICB should be able to compete if their work was
physiology-related. The amendment was moved by Pat Walsh, seconded
by Peter DeFur, there was no discussion, no opposition, and the
(aside from those summarized above):
2007 will be held in Phoenix, the APS intersociety meeting will be
Oct 8-11 2006 in Virginia Beach, and SICB 2008 will be held in San
David Tapley (Student Award judging coordinator) requested that times
not be changed when talks are withdrawn because this causes problems
with organizing judges. We thank David for all of his hard work
organizing the judging. We also thank outgoing secretary Paul
Yancey (who took great notes at this meeting!) and Past Chair Nora
Terwilliger for her hard work.
meeting convened at 5:15 PM and adjourned at 5:57 PM.
from the Graduate Student/Postdoc Representative
Joanna Joyner Matos
Hello to all DCPB graduate students and postdocs.
I hope you enjoyed the meeting in Orlando!
graduate student representative for DCPB, I am also a member of
SICB's Student/ Postdoctoral Affairs Committee (SPDAC). SPDAC
organized a number of activities at the Orlando meeting. I would
appreciate any feedback regarding these activities:
Timers Orientation on the first day of the meeting, during which we
discussed "How to get the most out of your SICB meeting."
workshops on the last evening of the meeting,
Workshop #1 "Optimizing your graduate school
Workshop #2 "Strategies for landing an
is in the process of planning the workshop at the 2007 meeting in
Phoenix. We have tentatively entitled the workshop, "What
editors want." We hope to have a panel discussion of editors
from various journals followed up by a question-and-answer period.
Potential topics of discussion include how to choose the appropriate
journal, how to interpret and respond to reviewer comments, and how
to write cover letters. If you have any suggestions for discussion
topics or journal choices, please contact me!
you are looking for funding opportunities during this semester, you
may want to consider the Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research. The
spring grant deadline is March 15th. You can find
additional information at www.sigmaxi.org.
you have questions or ideas regarding SPDAC's plans for the Phoenix
meeting, or other questions for me, please feel free to contact me at
Good luck with the semester!
The George A. Bartholomew Award Competition
Division of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry solicits
applications and nominations for the 2007 George A. Bartholomew
Award-an annual prize given to a young investigator for distinguished
contributions to comparative physiology and biochemistry or to
related fields of functional and integrative biology. Past awardees
have represented fields as diverse as comparative physiology and
biochemistry, functional morphology, comparative endocrinology,
physiological ecology, functional genomics, and evolutionary
physiology. Eligible candidates are those who have completed their
doctorate within the past seven (7) years. Additional information
about the award is available on the SICB website
(http://www.sicb.org/grants/bartholomew.php3). Candidates may apply
directly or be nominated: both types of candidates will be evaluated
equivalently. Applicants should submit a short description of their
work, three (3) reprints, and a curriculum vita and also request
three letters of recommendation. Nominators must arrange for these
same materials (except that only two additional letters of
recommendation are required) to be submitted to the Committee. All
materials should be submitted electronically in .pdf format to the
Chair of the Selection Committee, Dr. Katie Gilmour, Department of
Biology, University of Ottowa (email address:
firstname.lastname@example.org). Deadline for receipt of all
materials is Friday, August 25, 2006. The winner will present a
Plenary Lecture at the 2007 Annual Meeting in Pheonix.
Award Winner: Dr. Jamie Gillooly:
Gillooly received his B. A. in English Literature from the University
of Michigan in 1988. Upon graduation, Jamie moved to California to
teach environmental education to elementary school students. Soon
after, he began to take courses in ecology, and volunteer in the
laboratory of Professor George Barlow at the University of
California-Berkeley. After this experience, Jamie was hooked. He went
on to pursue graduate school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
where he completed his PhD with Professor Stanley Dodson in 1999
studying the effects of body size and temperature on the ecology of
aquatic ectotherms. The enthusiasm and support of Stanley Dodson
encouraged Jamie to continue his research. Over the next 5 years, he
did so as a postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of Professor
Jim Brown at the University of New Mexico. Under the guidance of Jim,
as well as Drs. Geoffrey West and Eric Charnov, Jamie worked as part
of an interdisciplinary group of scientists investigating how the
controls on individual metabolic rate constrain processes at the
level of communities and ecosystems. Jamie is now continuing this
research as a new assistant professor in the Department of Zoology at
the University of Florida.
Candidates for Chair-Elect
R. B. Lighton
1952 in South Africa. Obtained a BA at the University of Cape Town in
1975, did freelance writing and photography, and changed the course
of his life to study science after researching an article on the
Namib desert. After graduating with a B.Sc.(Hons) degree with
distinction in zoology, microbiology and biochemistry at UCT, he
completed an M.Sc. there under the comparative physiologist Gideon
Louw, then left for UCLA where he obtained his Ph.D. in 1987 as
George Bartholomew's final student. During his graduate student
career he was awarded various prizes and awards, both at UCT and
UCLA. John remembers fondly his first SICB (then ASZ) meeting in
Denver '84, where he first met Warren Burggren, Martin Feder, Al
Bennett, Maggie Ngai, Tim Casey, Jon Harrison, Jenny Fewell, Charlie
Ellington and many of the other usual suspects. After completing a
Hollaender distinguished postdoctoral fellowship at UCLA, he spent
1990 at the University of Z¨rich as a guest professor. He then spent
four years building a research program at a university best known for
its cold fusion studies. There he published prolifically and was
awarded a Packard Fellowship and multiple NSF and NIH grants before
moving to UNLV, where as a Visiting Associate Professor he
transferred his grants and continued his research. After two years he
moved into full-time involvement with Sable Systems International, a
company he co-founded in 1987 with George Bartholomew's
encouragement, and which first exhibited at the '87 ASZ/SICB annual
meeting in New Orleans. Throughout his career he has been inspired
and sustained by the rich cross-fertilization of ideas at the
ASZ/SICB meetings. He is currently the president of Sable Systems
International, which employs ten people in beautiful Las Vegas, NV
and was recently given an Export Achievement award by the U.S. Dept.
of Commerce. Sable Systems has sponsored the Bartholomew Award at
SICB since its inception. An author of over 70 peer-reviewed papers,
John maintains an adjunct post at UNLV and an active research program
in the comparative respiratory physiology of arthropods, and acts as
a thesis advisor nationally and internationally. He is married to
Robbin Turner, General Manager of Sable Systems, and has a nine-year
old daughter, Alexandra Grace.
Position: Associate Professor, Ohio State University
1970, B.A. degree David Lipscomb University, Nashville,
Tennessee: 1974, M.A. degree in Zoology, University of Illinois,
Urbana, Illinois: 1977, Ph.D. degree in Ecology and Evolution,
University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois: 1980-1982, Postdoctoral
Fellow, University of Pennsylvania.
Experience: 1976, Visiting Instructor in Biology at
University of Illinois. 1977-1979 Assistant Professor, Division of
Natural Science, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California.
1980-1982, Postdoctoral Fellow University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1982-1986, Associate Professor,
Pepperdine University, Malibu, California. 1986, Visiting Research
Fellow University of Western Australia, Perth,Western Australia.
1986-1989, Research Fellow University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.
1988-1994, C.S.I.R. Fellow University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, South
Africa. 1994-1998, Assistant Professor Ohio State University.
Activities: 9 posters, 12 oral presentations, symposium speaker
for SICB symposium "Taking Physiology to the Field". 17 papers
published in Physiological and Biochemical Zoology. 1 paper published
in Integrative and Comparative Biology. Editorial Board,
Physiological and Biochemical Zoology.
memberships: Ecological Society of America, American
Interests: Members of our group are interested in questions that
fall under the rubric of Ecological and Evolutionary Physiology.
Adopting an integrated approach in our research program, we
investigate how natural selection has fashioned physiological
phenotypes to survive and reproduce in a given environment. Our
studies span a number of levels of biological organization including
genes, organelles such as mitochondria, physiological systems, the
whole organism, and life-history evolution. At present we are
involved in projects that include an investigation of how birds are
adapted to survive some of the harshest deserts in the world, about
how differences in the pace of living between tropical and temperate
birds are associated with their respective life-history, about how
immune function is associated with the pace of living of temperate
and tropical birds, and about how Physiological Ecology can be used
as a tool in the conservation of endangered ungulates in the deserts
of the Middle East.
Statement: The SICB has as one of its goals to facilitate
"Integrative Biology" among its members. In the DCPB, we have the
opportunity to highlight this goal, and to insure that members of our
community have the opportunity to exchange ideas with other members
in far different fields of endeavor from their own. To facilitate
such exchange, I would like to emphasize symposia that address
important evolutionary questions covering a diverse array of study
animals and systems. In addition, I would like to see a "hot topic"
symposium organized each year around questions that appear
controversial containing speakers that do not necessarily, in fact
preferably, do not agree with each other. By expressing these
differences, I think greater insights into biological problems can be
Candidates for Program Officer
position: Assistant Professor, Marine Biology and Fisheries,
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, University of
Miami, FL. 2002-present.
1993 Candidate of Science (M.Sc.), The August Krogh Institute,
University of Copenhagen, Denmark; 1997 Ph.D., The August Krogh
Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Experience: Assistant Professor, Zoophysiological laboratory,
August Krogh Institute, University of Copenhagen 2001-2002; Senior
Research Associate, Biology Department, McMaster University, Ontario,
Canada 2000-2001; Postdoctoral Fellow, Biology Department, McMaster
University, Ontario, Canada 1997-2000; Postdoctoral Fellow,
Eco-physiology Department, Odensen University, Denmark, 1998.
activities: Member since 2003; a total of 5 platform
presentations and 2 posters at SICB meetings in 2003, 2005 and 2006.
Memberships: Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research
Society, University of Miami Chapter, Society of Environmental
Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), Canadian Society of Zoologists,
Society of Experimental Biology.
Interests: Environmental biology of fish (and aquatic
invertebrates) with special emphasis on salt, water and acid-base
balance. I employ a comparative approach to understanding how fish
maintain homeostasis in normal, as well as extreme and fluctuating
environments. In addition to natural environmental parameters, I
explore integrative environmental physiology to account for large
among-species sensitivity variation to anthropogenic environmental
statement: A particular goal is to facilitate and co-ordinate the
organization of cross-disciplinary sessions while maintaining
traditional topical session topics. I would like to see a higher
number of students giving platform presentations to ensure as much
exposure and feedback as possible for these upcoming scientist.
Considering the limitations on time and space already inflicted upon
the popular annual SICB meeting I see the goal of more student
platform presentations best achieved through interactive poster
sessions. During such interactive poster sessions a series of brief
platform presentations (5 min each) will be followed by an attended
poster session allowing for in depth discussions. Further, I hope to
work with session organisers to publish presentations in suited
session as special issues in the quality journals in which SICB
members traditionally publish. I am looking forward to contributing
to the continued success of annual meetings by further improving on
an already effective electronic abstract submission system and
searchable abstract data base and to contribute to the identification
of meeting venues providing the best possible atmosphere for
scientific discussions and social interactions
Position: Professor, Department of Biology and Associate Dean for
Graduate Education, College of Natural Sciences, Colorado State
University, Fort Collins.
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara (1973); Ph.D.,
University of California, Berkeley (1979).
Experience: Muscular Dystrophy Association Postdoctoral Fellow
(1981-1983); Postdoctoral Fellow, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
(1979-1983); Research Associate, ORNL (1983-1985); Assistant
(1985-1988), Associate (1988-1993), Full Professor (1993-), Colorado
State University. NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award (1989);
Fulbright Scholar and Guest Professor, University of Heidelberg
(1991); Fulbright Intercountry Visitor to the U.K. (1991); Associate
Editor, The Journal of Experimental Zoology (1994-1999);
Distinguished Research Fellow at Bodega Marine Laboratory, University
of California, Davis (1998); Editorial Board, Comparative
Biochemistry and Physiology, 2002-.
Activities: Invited speaker in five SICB symposia (co-organizer
of two); Judge for DCBP Best Student Paper competitions; DCPB
Nominating Committee; and DCE Nominating Committee.
Memberships: The Crustacean Society; American Microscopical
Society; American Association for the Advancement of Science; and
Society for Experimental Biology.
Interests: Regulation of molting and limb regeneration in decapod
crustaceans using cellular, biochemical and molecular biological
Statement: I have been a member of ASZ/SICB since 1974. The DCPB
is a major forum for integrative and comparative biologists
nationally and internationally. As Program Officer, I will support
and foster symposia and meetings that promote the exchange of ideas
and techniques across the broad spectrum of biological diversity and
organization. This can be done in conjunction with other divisions in
SICB, as well as with comparative biochemistry and physiology
societies in other nations. DCPB should continue its involvement with
the International Union of Physiological Scientists and the
International Union of Biological Scientists in organizing
international meetings. Programming should continue to encourage the
full participation of students and postdoctoral fellows at the annual
Link to officer list on DCPB page