Iain J. McGaw

Memorial University, Newfoundland, Canada


Iain J. McGaw graduated in 1987 with a B.S. degree (with honors) in marine zoology, and a Ph.D. degree in marine biology in 1991 from the University of Wales, Bangor, UK. His research focuses on the ecophysiology and behavior of crustaceans. The research takes an integrative approach using both lab- and field-based experiments to determine how behavioral and physiological responses interact when animals feed and digest during environmental perturbations. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow with Dr. Brian McMahon at the University of Calgary and Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre, Canada, from 1992 to 1994. Thereafter, he spent two years as a Lecturer at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. In 1996, he moved to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he was a Postdoctoral Fellow with Carl Reiber before being hired as an Assistant Professor. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2003, and is currently a Section Chair for the Integrative Physiology Group at the School of Life Sciences, University of Nevada. McGaw has retained long-term ties with the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, and returns here each summer with his students to carry out research.

Biography Updated on 3 August 2008

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