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The Shiels Laboratory

Holly Shiels

Holly Shiels

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T: +44 (0)161 275 5092 / 5600



Environmental Research
Physiological Systems & Disease
The Shiels Laboratory
Thermal Biology



2010 - present Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, The University of Manchester, UK.

2004 - 2010 Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Faculty of Life Sciences, Universty of Manchester, UK.

2002 - 2004 NSERC Canada Post-Doctoral Fellow, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.

2001 - 2002 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Stanford University, Hopkins Marine, Station, Pacific Grove, Ca., USA.

1996 - 2001 PhD Physiology, Simon Fraser University, Canada.

1994 - 1996 MSc Physiology, Simon Fraser University, Canada.

1990 - 1994 BSc (hons) Biology, University of Western Ontario, Canada.

Research interests

Cardiac Physiology in Ectotherms

Survival of nearly all vertebrate animals depends on maintained cardiac function. Environmental changes, such as temperature, oxygen or carbon dioxide fluctuations, dramatically affect the ability of the heart to maintain normal function. We explore strategies of cardiac adaptation that permit maintenance of heart function in animals living in fluctuating environments.

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