Andreas Heyland, University of Guelph

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Associate Professor Guelph, Ontario aheyland@uoguelph.ca Office: (519) 824-4120 ext. 56459

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Professor Heyland's research focuses on understanding molecular and physiological mechanisms underlying life history transitions and their evolution in marine invertebrates with particular emphasis on metamorphosis and the role of hormonal signaling systems in this process. Moreover, placing this...

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Professor Heyland's research focuses on understanding molecular and physiological mechanisms underlying life history transitions and their evolution in marine invertebrates with particular emphasis on metamorphosis and the role of hormonal signaling systems in this process. Moreover, placing this question back into the context of how the environment modulates such mechanisms on a molecular-cellular level. Heyland has employed experimental, physiological and more recently functional genomics approaches. Currently his lab is pursuing research in the following fields: 1) Iodine & Thyroid Hormone Signaling in Marine Ecosystems 2) Functional Genomics of Larval Development, Metamorphosis and Settlement in Aplysia californica 3) Function and Evolution of Sensory Signaling Systems in Selected Marine Invertebrate Groups.

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