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ZFIN ID: ZDB-PERS-071227-1
Croll, Roger P.
Email: Roger.Croll@Dal.Ca
URL: http://myweb.dal.ca/rpcroll/
Affiliation:
Address: Department of Physiology & Biophysics Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine 5850 College Street Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 1X5 Canada
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Phone: 1(902) 494-6417
Fax: 1(902) 494-1685
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BIOGRAPHY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
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.


PUBLICATIONS
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
Stoyek, M.R., Jonz, M.G., Smith, F.M., Croll, R.P. (2017) Distribution and chronotropic effects of serotonin in the zebrafish heart. Autonomic neuroscience : basic & clinical. 206:43-50
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
Stoyek, M.R., Quinn, T.A., Croll, R.P., Smith, F.M. (2016) Zebrafish heart as a model to study the integrative autonomic control of pacemaker function. American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology. 311(3):H676-88
Robertson, G.N., Croll, R.P., Smith, F.M. (2014) The structure of the caudal wall of the zebrafish (Danio rerio) swim bladder: Evidence of localized lamellar body secretion and a proximate neural plexus. Journal of morphology. 275(8):933-48
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
Braubach, O.R., Fine, A., and Croll, R.P. (2012) Distribution and functional organization of glomeruli in the olfactory bulbs of zebrafish (Danio rerio). The Journal of comparative neurology. 520(11):2317-2339
Smith, F.M., and Croll, R.P. (2011) Autonomic control of the swimbladder. Autonomic neuroscience : basic & clinical. 165(1):140-8
Stoyek, M.R., Smith, F.M., and Croll, R.P. (2011) Effects of altered ambient pressure on the volume and distribution of gas within the swimbladder of the adult zebrafish, Danio rerio. The Journal of experimental biology. 214(17):2962-2972
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
Dumbarton, T.C., Stoyek, M., Croll, R.P., and Smith, F.M. (2010) Adrenergic control of swimbladder deflation in the zebrafish (Danio rerio). The Journal of experimental biology. 213(Pt 14):2536-2546
Lindsey, B.W., Smith, F.M., and Croll, R.P. (2010) From inflation to flotation: contribution of the swimbladder to whole-body density and swimming depth during development of the zebrafish (Danio rerio). Zebrafish. 7(1):85-96
Morash, M.G., Macdonald, A., Croll, R.P., and Anini, Y. (2009) Molecular cloning, ontogeny and tissue distribution of zebrafish (Danio rerio) prohormone convertases: pcsk1 and pcsk2. General and comparative endocrinology. 162(2):179-187
Braubach, O.R., Wood, H.D., Gadbois, S., Fine, A., and Croll, R.P. (2009) Olfactory conditioning in the zebrafish (Danio rerio). Behavioural brain research. 198(1):190-198
Robertson, G.N., Lindsey, B.W., Dumbarton, T.C., Croll, R.P., and Smith, F.M. (2008) The contribution of the swimbladder to buoyancy in the adult zebrafish (Danio rerio): A morphometric analysis. Journal of morphology. 269(6):666-673
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
Finney, J.L., Robertson, G.N., McGee, C.A., Smith, F.M., and Croll, R.P. (2006) Structure and autonomic innervation of the swim bladder in the zebrafish (Danio rerio). The Journal of comparative neurology. 495(5):587-606

NON-ZEBRAFISH PUBLICATIONS
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.