Contributor since Fall 2015

Ciaran Shaughnessy

PhD Candidate in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

Ciaran Shaughnessy

Research Area: Comparative Physiology and Endocrinology

Many animals are adapted to survive large changes to their surroundings (e.g., tidal, diurnal, and seasonal changes, or changes as a result migration between two different environments). As an environmental physiologist, I am interested in understanding how animals acclimate to these changes. In my research, I use euryhaline fish (fish that tolerate large fluctuations in environmental salinity) to study the organismal, cellular, and molecular basis for salinity acclimation.