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Laura Enzor

Degree Program: Integrative Biology
Room: CLS 606
Major Professor: Dr. Sean P. Place
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My research in the Place lab examines how several species of Antarctic fish respond to a multi-stressor scenario of increased temperature and pCO2. We can estimate the energy expended by these fish to acclimate to changes in their environment from the cellular level up through a whole-organismal response by using techniques such as respirometry, Western Blotting and metabolic enzyme assays. Specifically, in addition to oxygen consumption, we make measurements of cellular damage and cellular energetics to determine if these fish are capable of acclimating to predicted future ocean conditions.


For more information on the Antarctic project as well as other lab projects, please visit the Place Lab Webpage:


Recent Publications:

Enzor, L.A., M.L. Zippay & S.P. Place. (2013). High Latitude Oceans in a High CO2 World: Comparative Analysis of the Metabolic Response of Antarctic Notothenioids to a Multi-Stressor Scenario. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A, 164(1): 154-161.

Deheyn, D.D., L.A. Enzor, D. Blair & J. Urbach. (2013). Optical and physico-chemical characterization of the luminous mucous secreted by the marine worm Chaetopterus sp. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology (in press).

Enzor L.A., R.E. Wilborn, W.A. Bennett. (2011). Toxicity and Metabolic Costs of the Atlantic Stingray (Dasyatis sabina) Venom Delivery System in Relation to its Role in Life History. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 409 (1-2): 253-259.

Tiffany, B., L.A. Enzor, W.A. Bennett. (2010). Responses of Skilletfish, Gobiesox strumosus, to High Temperature and Low Oxygen Stress. Journal of Fish Biology, 76(3):556-563.