Who

I’m a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Andrew Gillis at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole.

What

I mostly study the comparative physiology of ion and acid-base homeostasis in animals. I seek to understand (1) how different animals maintain ion and acid-base balance, (2) how these regulatory systems evolved and (3) how constraints and adaptations associated with ion and acid-base homeostasis shape animal evolution and ecology. In addition to this work, I apply many of the same tools and principles to promote sustainable aquaculture and wild fish conservation. Check out my google scholar profile for an updated publication list.

Why

My goal is to better understand how we arrived at our present state of biodiversity, and how to protect it for the future.

msackville@mbl.edu