Kathleen Gilmour


Kathleen Gilmour
Full Professor and Assistant Chair, Undergraduate Studies and Director, Biology program

Room: DRO 204
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 6004
Work E-mail: kgilmour@uOttawa.ca

GILMOUR, Kathleen


Dr. Gilmour’s current research explores two themes. First, she aims to understand the mechanisms through which fish maintain gas exchange and acid-base balance in diverse environments. Present work in this area is largely focused on the molecular, biochemical and physiological characterization of the various isoforms of the enzyme carbonic anhydrase, which plays key roles in both gas transfer and acid-base balance in a variety of tissues. Second, Dr. Gilmour is using the dominance hierarchies established by small groups of rainbow trout as a means of examining the interactions between behaviour and physiology in salmonid fish, specifically the physiological costs associated with low social status, as well as physiological contributions to competitive ability.

Selected publications:
  • Jeffrey, J.D., Gollock, M.J., Gilmour, K.M. Social stress modulates the cortisol response to an acute stressor in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Gen. Comp. Endocrinol. 196, 8-16, 2014
  • Jeffrey, J.D., Esbaugh, A.J., Vijayan, M.M., Gilmour, K.M. Modulation of hypothalamus-pituitary-interrenal axis function by social status in rainbow trout. Gen. Comp. Endocrinol. 176, 201-210, 2012
  • Gilmour, K.M., Kirkpatrick, S., Massarsky, A., Pearce, B., Saliba, S., Stephany, C.-E., Moon, T.W. The influence of social status on hepatic glucose metabolism in rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss. Physiol. Biochem. Zool. 85, 309-320, 2012
  • Gilmour, K.M. New insights into the many functions of carbonic anhydrase in fish gills. Respir. Physiol. Neurobiol. 184, 223-230, 2012
  • Carrie, D.W., Gilmour, K.M. Intracellular carbonic anhydrase contributes to the red blood cell adrenergic response in rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss. Respir. Physiol. Neurobiol. 184, 60-64, 2012

Fields of Interest

  • Physiology and biochemistry
  • Fish physiology
  • Fish behaviour
  • Rainbow trout
  • Zebrafish
  • Stress hormones
  • Cortisol
  • Carbonic anhydrase
  • Acid-base balance
  • Gas transfer
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