Dr. Perry’s research focuses on the interactions among gas transfer, acid-base balance and ionic regulation in fish. His basic approach is to integrate techniques from molecular biology, cell physiology and classical whole animal physiology to appreciate the intricate mechanisms that allow fish to inhabit diverse and labile environments.
Dr. Perry joined the Faculty of Science at the University of Ottawa in 1983, where he then served as Chair of the Biology Department, Vice-Dean of Research and Dean, all while holding a research chair. Recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2008.
The Distinguished University Professor title is conferred on faculty members in recognition of exceptional scholarly achievement, pre-eminence in a particular field of knowledge and a solid teaching record.