Jean-Michel Weber


Jean-Michel Weber
Full Professor

Room: GNN 371
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 6007
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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:
  • McClelland, G.B., P.W. Hochachka, and J.-M. Weber. Carbohydrate utilization during exercise after high-altitude acclimation: A new perspective. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 95, 10288-10293., 1998
  • Bernard, S.F., S.P. Reidy, G. Zwingelstein, and J.-M. Weber. Glycerol and fatty acid kinetics in rainbow trout: effects of endurance swimming. J. Exp. Biol. 202, 279-288., 1999
  • Haman, F., S.R. Legault, and J.-M. Weber. Fuel selection during intense shivering in humans: EMG pattern reflects carbohydrate oxidation. J. Physiol. (London) 556.1, 305-313., 2004
  • Maillet, D., and J.-M. Weber. Performance-enhancing role of dietary fatty acids in a long-distance migrant: The semipalmated sandpiper. J. Exp. Biol. 209, 2686-2695., 2006

Fields of Interest

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