‌Neal J. Dawson

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Lab Affiliation: McCracken Lab
214 Cox Annex
E-mail: neal.dawson@gmail.com


EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 2015-present: Postdoctoral Associate, University of Miami

    Ph.D. Department of Biology, Carleton Unversity

    M.S. Department of Biology, Carleton Unversity


AREAS OF FOCUS

  •  Evolution, Physiology

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Neal joined the McCracken lab after doing a Ph.D. with Ken Storey at Carleton University. He is broadly interested in how animals survive low oxygen environments, particularly in how enzymatic changes in key metabolic pathways can facilitate life under these harsh conditions. His work in the McCracken lab (in collaboration with Graham Scott at the McMaster University) is examining the mechanisms of high-altitude adaptation in highland ducks from the Andes, with a focus on how muscle and heart phenotypes are adjusted to cope with hypoxia and coldm broadly interested in insect ecology and physiology.