Jean-Michel Weber


Jean-Michel Weber
Emeritus Professor

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WEBER, Jean-Michel


How do animals and humans manage energy reserves? We investigate how metabolic fuel selection is regulated to cope with prolonged exercise, shivering, fasting and hypoxia. Current research focuses on adaptations for: 1) long-distance migration in shorebirds and salmonids, and 2) cold tolerance in birds and mammals.

Selected publications:
  • Farhat E, Devereaux M, Pamenter M and Weber J-M. Naked mole-rats suppress energy metabolism and modulate membrane cholesterol in chronic hypoxia. Am. J. Physiol. doi:10.1152/ajpregu.00057.2020.
  • Forbes JLI, Kostyniuk DJ, Mennigen JA and Weber J-M. Unexpected effect of insulin on glucose disposal explains glucose intolerance of rainbow trout. Am. J. Physiol. 316: R387-R394, 2019. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00344.2018.
  • Turenne ED and Weber J-M. Lean, mean, lipolytic machines: Lipid mobilization in rainbow trout during graded swimming. J. Exp. Biol. 221: jeb171553, 2018. doi:10.1242/jeb.171553.
  • Weber J-M, Choi K, Gonzalez A, and Omlin T. Metabolic fuel kinetics in fish: swimming, hypoxia and muscle membranes. J. Exp. Biol. 219: 250-258, 2016.

Fields of Interest

  • Animal energetics
  • Endurance exercise
  • Cold exposure
  • Fasting
  • Lipid metabolism
  • Long-distance migration
  • Fuel selection
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