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Research Interests

The Storey Lab studies the biochemical adaptations and molecular mechanisms that allow animals to adapt to and endure severe environmental stresses such as the deep cold, oxygen deprivation, and desiccation. 

Positions Available

New projects are available for Graduate students and Honours students. For a more detailed description of the projects currently available for Graduate and Honours students visit the Opportunities page. 

Contact Information

Email: Kenneth_StoreyATcarleton.ca
Email: Jan_Storey@carleton.ca

Telephone: +1 (613) 520-2600 x3678
Fax: +1 (613) 520-3749

Featured New Publications 

Regulation of hypometabolism: insights into epigenetic controls. (Review) Storey KB. 2015. J. Exp. Biol. 218, 150-159. PMID 25568462

Turtle anoxia tolerance: biochemistry and gene regulation. (Review) Krivoruchko A, Storey KB. 2015. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1850(6), 1188-1196. PMID 25662819

Insight into post-transcriptional gene regulation: Stress-responsive microRNAs and their role in the environmental stress survival of tolerant animals. (Review) Biggar KK, Storey KB. 2015. J. Exp. Biol. 218, 1281-1289.  PMID: 25954040

The regulation of troponins I, C and ANP by GATA4 and Nkx2-5 in heart of hibernating thirteen-lined ground squirrels, Ictidomys tridecemlineatus. Luu, B.E., Tessier, S.N., Duford, D.L. and Storey, K.B. 2015. PLoS ONE 10(2):e0117747.  PMID 25679215

Free-radical first responders: The characterization of CuZnSOD and MnSOD regulation during freezing of the freeze-tolerant North American wood frog, Rana sylvatica. Dawson, N.J., Katzenback, B.A. and Storey, K.B. 2015. Biochem. Biophys. Acta 1850(1), 97-106. PMID 25316288

Transcript expression of the freeze responsive gene fr10 in Rana sylvatica during freezing, anoxia, dehydration and development. Sullivan KJ, Biggar KK, Storey KB. 2015. Mol. Cell. Biochem. 399, 17–25. PMID 25280399

Post-translational regulation of PTEN catalytic function and protein stability in the hibernating 13-lined ground squirrel. Wu C-W, Bell, R.A.V. and Storey, K.B. 2015. Biochim. Biophys. Acta, General Subjects, Epub July 17. PMID: 26189697

A framework for improving microRNA prediction in non-human genomes. Peace, R., Biggar, K.K., Storey, K.B. and Green, J.R. 2015. Nucl. Acids Res. Epub July 10, 2015. PMID: 26163062

 

Special LEMUR Series:  Torpor in a Primate

The gray mouse lemur: a model for studies of primate metabolic rate depression. Storey, K.B. 2015. Genom. Proteom. Bioinform. 13, 77–80. PMID: 26102318

Primate torpor: Regulation of stress-activated protein kinases during daily torpor in the gray mouse lemur, Microcebus murinus. Biggar, K.K., Wu, C.-W., Tessier, S.N., Zhang, J., Pifferi, F., Perret, M. and Storey. K.B. 2015. Genom. Proteom. Bioinform. 13, 81–90. PMID: 26093282

Regulation of the PI3K/AKT pathway and fuel utilization during primate torpor in the gray mouse lemur, Microcebus murinus. Tessier, S.N., Zhang, J., Biggar, K.K., Wu, C.-W., Pifferi, F., Perret, M. and Storey, K.B. 2015.Genom. Proteom. Bioinform. 13, 91–102.   PMID: 26092184

Regulation of torpor in the gray mouse lemur: transcriptional and translational controls and role of AMPK signaling. Zhang, J., Tessier, S.N., Biggar, K.K., Wu, C.-W., Pifferi, F., Perret, M. and Storey, K.B. 2015. Genom. Proteom. Bioinform. 13, 103–110.  PMID: 26092186

Modulation of gene expression in key survival pathways during torpor in the gray mouse lemur, Microcebus murinus. Biggar. K.K., Wu, C.-W., Tessier, S.N., Zhang, J., Pifferi, F., Perret, M. and Storey, K.B. 2015. Genom. Proteom. Bioinform. 13, 111–118. PMID: 26093281

Induction of antioxidant and heat shock protein responses during torpor in the mouse lemur, Microcebus murinus. Wu, C.-W., Biggar, K.K., Tessier, S.N., Zhang, J., Pifferi, F., Perret, M. and Storey, K.B. 2015. Genom. Proteom. Bioinform. 13, 119–126.  PMID: 26092183

Cytokine and antioxidant regulation in the intestine of the gray mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus) during torpor. Tessier, S.N., Katzenback, B.A., Pifferi, F., Perret, M. and Storey, K.B. 2015. Genom. Proteom. Bioinform. 13, 127–135. PMID: 26092185