Michael G. Jonz

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Michael G. Jonz
Assistant Professor

Room: GNN 260
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 6051
Work E-mail: mjonz@uOttawa.ca

Michael Jonz

Biography

Keywords:

Neurobiology, comparative physiology, cell biology, ion channels, patch-clamp, sensory systems, chemoreceptors, respiration, fish, amphibians.

Research Interests:

Dr. Jonz's research focuses on the morphology, neurophysiology, and development of sensory systems in vertebrates. He primarily uses the zebrafish (Danio rerio), goldfish (Carassius auratus) and larvae of the African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis) to address issues such as (i) the role of ion channels in O2 chemoreceptors, (ii) the morphology and neurochemistry of chemoreception, and (iii) the development of O2-sensing pathways. Experimental techniques used include: electrophysiology (primarily whole-cell patch clamp), confocal microscopy, immunohistochemistry and immunocytochemistry, and cell culture.

Keywords:

neurobiology, comparative physiology, cell biology, ion channels, patch-clamp sensory systems, chemoreceptors, respiration, fish, amphibians

Fields of Interest

  • Physiology, morphology, development of sensory systems in vertebrates
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