Steve Perry


Steve Perry
Distinguished Professor

Room: GNN 280
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 6005
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Steve Perry


Dr. Perry has four ongoing research projects that are unified by a common theme; the adaptation of fish to stressful or extreme environments. 1) The role of stress hormones in controlling cardio respiratory function and blood gas transport in fish during environmental disturbances. 2) The physiological and molecular nature of gill and renal transepithelial ion movements and their modulation during environmental and acid-base disturbances. 3) The molecular basis of hypoxic pre-conditioning in zebra fish and the ontogenetic effects of chronic environmental disturbances on cardio respiratory function. 4) The nature of oxygen and carbon dioxide sensing by chemoreceptors and its linkage to cardio respiratory control.

Selected publications:
  • Kumai Y, Kwong RWM and Perry SF. The role of cAMP-mediated intracellular signaling in regulating Na+ uptake in zebrafish larvae. Amer J Physiol 306: 51-60, 2014
  • Kwong RWM, Auprix D and Perry SF. Involvement of the calcium-sensing receptor in calcium homeostasis in larval zebrafish exposed to low environmental calcium. Am J Physiol 306: R211-R221, 2014
  • Tzaneva V, Vadeboncoeur C, Ting J and Perry SF. The effects of hypoxia induced gill remodelling on the innervation and distribution of mitochondria rich cells in the gills of goldfish, Carassius auratus. J Comp Neurol 522: 118-130, 2014
  • Kwong RWM and Perry SF. The tight junction protein claudin-b regulates epithelial permeability and sodium handling in larval zebrafish, Danio rerio. Am J Physiol 304: R504-R513, 2013
  • Perry SF and Abdallah SJ. Mechanisms and consequences of carbon dioxide sensing in fish. Resp Physiol Neurobiol 184: 309-315, 2012

Fields of Interest

  • Physiology and biochemistry
  • Fish
  • Physiology
  • Environment
  • Stress
  • Cardiovascular
  • Control of breathing
  • Acid-base balance
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