The OrJames Lab

February 13, 2017

The OrJames laboratory investigates a broad range of questions related to physiological mechanisms adapted by freeze-tolerant organisms in winter conditions. I am especially interested in the environmental factors that may lead to the production of antifreeze proteins and varying levels of other natural cryoprotectants, such as glycerol, sorbitol, among others. I than study these cryoprotectants to quantitatively determine their impact on ice recrystallization as experienced by freeze-tolerant organisms and whether activators such as glycerol will affect the potency of the antifreeze proteins' ability to inhibit ice recrystallization. The outcome of this series of experiments will be useful to apply to studies focusing on the preservation of tissues. More here








New Histology Lab Course

February 5, 2017

This course will introduce students to the cellular arrangements, morphologies and functions of the four major tissue types, connective, epithelium, nervous and muscle. Emphasis will be placed on the knowledge and skills required to identify and describe various organs at the microscopic level. Students will also acquire a good range of mental images through the repeated use of light microscopy. More here


















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