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Colin J. Brauner


Office phone: 604-822-3372
Lab phone: 604-822-3378
Web page: Lab page
Research area: Comparative Physiology
Lab Members: V. Chan, K. Cheung, C. Damsgaard, Y. Fang, A. Frommel, T. Harter, C. Hines, E. Jung, P. Morrison, N. Pleizier, J. Roa, M. Sackville, J. Shu, K. Stiller
History: PhD. UBC (1995), PDF Universities of Aarhus and Odense, Denmark (1996-98), Research Associate, McMaster University (1998-2000), Assistant Professor, San Diego State University (2000-2002)

The primary goal of my research program is to investigate environmental adaptations (both mechanistic and evolutionary) in relation to gas-exchange, acid-base balance and ion regulation in fish, integrating responses from the molecular, cellular and organismal level. The ultimate goal is to understand how evolutionary pressures have shaped physiological systems among vertebrates and to determine the degree to which physiological systems can adapt/acclimate to natural and anthropogenic environmental changes. This information is crucial for basic biology and understanding the diversity of biological systems, but much of my research conducted to date can also be applied to issues of aquaculture, toxicology and water quality criteria development, as well as fisheries management.



Murray A. Newman Award for Significant Achievement in Aquatic Research

For Research


A.J. Wiggs Memorial Lecturer, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton

For Research


UBC Killam Faculty Research Fellowship

For Research


J.C. Stevenson Memorial Lecturer, Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, and Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research (CCFFR).

For Research


President’s Medal, Society for Experimental Biology, UK

For Research

Last updated 12 January 2018