ZFIN ID: ZDB-PERS-010404-1
Rees, Bernard B.
Email: brees@uno.edu
URL: http://www.uno.edu/~bios/fac_web_pages/breehtm.html
Affiliation: Rees Lab
Address: Department of Biological Sciences University of New Orleans New Orleans, LA 70148 USA
Country: United States
Phone: (504) 280-6729
Fax: (504) 280-6121

My research interests are in the area of environmental physiology and biochemistry, in particular the responses of aquatic organisms to low oxygen (hypoxia). My students and I have used an integrative approach, combining physiological ecology, metabolic biochemistry and molecular biology, to order to better understand the responses of estuarine and freshwater fishes to hypoxia.

Currently, I am very interested in oxygen-regulated gene expression and I am developing approaches to study this process a couple of “model” groups, killifish (Fundulus spp.) and zebrafish (Danio rerio). A related area of interest is mechanisms of metabolic regulation in animals during changing, or stressful, environmental conditions.

Chen, K., Cole, R.B., and Rees, B.B. (2013) Hypoxia-induced changes in the zebrafish (Danio rerio) skeletal muscle proteome. Journal of proteomics. 78:477-485
Bosworth, C.A. IV, Chou, C.W., Cole, R.B., and Rees, B.B. (2005) Protein expression patterns in zebrafish skeletal muscle: initial characterization and the effects of hypoxic exposure. Proteomics. 5(5):1362-1371
Rees, B.B., Sudradjat, F.A., and Love, J.W. (2001) Acclimation to hypoxia increases survival time of zebrafish, Danio rerio, during lethal hypoxia. The Journal of experimental zoology. 289(4):266-272
Bosworth, C.A. and Rees, B.B. (2000) Patterns of protein expression in zebrafish muscle during hypoxia. American zoologist. 40(6):950
Rees, B.B., Sudradjat, F.A., and Love, J.W. (2000) Acclimation to hypoxia increases survival time of zebrafish during lethal hypoxia. American zoologist. 40(6):1184

Virani, N.A., and Rees, B.B. 2000. Oxygen consumption, blood lactate and inter-individual variation in the gulf killifish, Fundulus grandis, during hypoxia and recovery. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A 126: 397-405.

Rees, B.B., Bowman, J.A.L., and Schulte, P.M. Structure and sequence conservation of a putative hypoxia responsive element in the lactate dehydrogenase-B gene in Fundulus. Biological Bulletin, accepted.

Love, J.W., and Rees, B.B. Seasonal differences in hypoxia tolerance in gulf killifish, Fundulus grandis (Fundulidae). Environmental Biology of Fishes, accepted.