The Strother Lab examines how physiology, biomechanics, and neurobiology shape the interaction of aquatic animals with their environment.
Our current research is focused on understanding the mechanisms of respiratory exchange, using zebrafish as a model system. Respiratory exchange is a highly complex and multiscale process governed by the fluid dynamics of ventilation, the diffusion of solutes through the respiratory membranes, the transport of solutes by the cardiovascular system, and sensing and regulation by the nervous system. To disentangle these dynamics our lab utilizes a wide range of methods, including imaging, in vivo physiological experiments, computational modeling, and behavioral studies.
Our lab is currently recruiting graduate students with interest in these topics, and experience in either the biological or physical sciences.