ZFIN ID: ZDB-PERS-071227-1
BIOGRAPHY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
||Department of Physiology & Biophysics
Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine
5850 College Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 1X5
EDUCATION: Bachelor, Tufts University
Ph.D., McGill University (Supervisor: Ronald Chase)
Postdoc at University of California at Santa Cruz (Supervisor: Jack Davis)
I joined the faculty of Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia first in Department of Psychology and then Department of Physiology & Biophysics. I have stayed at Dalhousie ever since, except for visiting appointments at the Free University of Amsterdam, University of Hawaii and University of Queensland.
I am a comparative neurobiologist interested primarily in integrative physiology and development. Most of my career I have worked on molluscs, on topics ranging from reproductive physiology and feeding behaviour to sensory, motor and developmental neurobiology. Comparative studies have always been of interest to me and I have therefore publishing on many different species of gastropods and bivalves.
Recently, however, I have also been devoting a large portion of my time to projects on autonomic control of buoyancy and olfactory learning in zebrafish.
Cloney, K., Steele, S.L., Stoyek, M.R., Croll, R.P., Smith, F.M., Prykhozhij, S.V., Brown, M.M., Midgen, C., Blake, K., Berman, J.N. (2018) Etiology and functional validation of gastrointestinal motility dysfunction in a zebrafish model of CHARGE syndrome. The FEBS journal. 285(11):2125-2140
Stoyek, M.R., Schmidt, M.K., Wilfart, F.M., Croll, R.P., Smith, F.M. (2017) The in vitro zebrafish heart as a model to investigate the chronotropic effects of vapor anesthetics. American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology. 313(6):R669-R679
Doyle, J.M., Merovitch, N., Wyeth, R.C., Stoyek, M.R., Schmidt, M., Wilfart, F., Fine, A., Croll, R.P. (2017) A simple automated system for appetitive conditioning of zebrafish in their home tanks. Behavioural brain research. 317:444-452
Merovitch, N., Doyle, J.M., Wyeth, R.C., Stoyek, M.R., Schmidt, M.K., Wilfart, F.M., Fine, A., Croll, R.P. (2016) Data on horizontal and vertical movements of zebrafish during appetitive conditioning. Data in brief. 9:758-763
Jackson, R., Braubach, O.R., Bilkey, J., Zhang, J., Akimenko, M.A., Fine, A., Croll, R.P., and Jonz, M.G. (2013) Expression of sall4 in taste buds of zebrafish. Developmental Neurobiology. 73(7):543-58
Braubach, O.R., Miyasaka, N., Koide, T., Yoshihara, Y., Croll, R.P., and Fine, A. (2013) Experience-Dependent versus Experience-Independent Postembryonic Development of Distinct Groups of Zebrafish Olfactory Glomeruli. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 33(16):6905-6916
Lindsey, B.W., Dumbarton, T.C., Moorman, S.J., Smith, F.M., and Croll, R.P. (2011) Effects of simulated microgravity on the development of the swimbladder and buoyancy control in larval zebrafish (Danio rerio). Journal of experimental zoology. Part A, Ecological genetics and physiology. 315(5):302-313
Robertson, G.N., McGee, C.A., Dumbarton, T.C., Croll, R.P., and Smith, F.M. (2007) Development of the swimbladder and its innervation in the zebrafish, Danio rerio. Journal of morphology. 268(11):967-985
Representative recent publications on other species:
Voronezhskaya, E.E., Nezlin, L.P., Odintsova, N.A., Plummer, J.T. and Croll, R.P. (2008) Neuronal development in the larval mussel Mytilus spp. (Mollusca: Bivalvia). Zoomorphology (in press)
Croll, R.P. and Wang, C. (2007) Possible roles of sex steroids in the control of reproduction in bivalve molluscs. Aquaculture (in press)
Wang, C. and Croll, R.P. (2007) Estrogen binding sites in the sea scallop: Characterization and possible involvement in reproductive regulation. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology (in press).
Croll, R.P. (2006) Development of embryonic and larval cells containing serotonin, catecholamines and FMRFamide-related peptides in the gastropod mollusc, Phestilla sibogae. Biological Bulletin (Woods Hole) 211, 232-247.
Braubach, O.R, Dickinson, A.J.G., Evans, C.C.E and Croll, R.P. (2006) Neural control of the velum in larvae of the gastropod, Ilyanassa obsoleta. Journal of Experimental Biology 209, 4676-4689.
Wang, C. and Croll, R.P. (2006) Effects of sex steroids on spawning in the sea scallop, Placopecten magellanicus. Aquaculture 256 (1-4), 423-432.