Donini Lab

Teaching

2017/2018

Animals (BIOL 2030) Fall 2017

A survey of the major animal phyla hi-lighting their morphological and physiological characteristics.

Physiology of the Invertebrates (BIOL 3030) Winter 2017

The course hi-lights physiological adaptations in all the invertebrate phyla. For example, how do cephalopods like squid and cuttle fish change their body colour so rapidly? Why are jellyfish potentially lethal? How do insects osmoregulate? In the labs we examine the physiology of invertebrates with first hand experiments, looking at neuroendocrine regulation of muscle, nitrogen excretion and the function of osmoregulatory organs.

2016/2017

Current Topics in Comparative and Integrative Animal Physiology (BIOL 5128) Fall 2016

Graduate course covering current research in comparative animal physiology.

Animals (BIOL 2030) Winter 2017

A survey of the major animal phyla hi-lighting their morphological and physiological characteristics.

Physiology of the Invertebrates (BIOL 3030) Winter 2017

The course hi-lights physiological adaptations in all the invertebrate phyla. For example, how do cephalopods like squid and cuttle fish change their body colour so rapidly? Why are jellyfish potentially lethal? How do insects osmoregulate? In the labs we examine the physiology of invertebrates with first hand experiments, looking at neuroendocrine regulation of muscle, nitrogen excretion and the function of osmoregulatory organs.

2015/2016

Critical Skills in Animal Physiology (BIOL 5100) Fall 2015

Graduate mandatory entry course for Animal Physiology stream designed for students to learn and practice scientific writing and presentation skills, independent critique of scientific literature and working as a team in comparative animal physiology.

Animals (BIOL 2030) Winter 2016

A survey of the major animal phyla hi-lighting their morphological and physiological characteristics.

Physiology of the Invertebrates (BIOL 3030) Winter 2016

The course hi-lights physiological adaptations in all the invertebrate phyla. For example, how do cephalopods like squid and cuttle fish change their body colour so rapidly? Why are jellyfish potentially lethal? How do insects osmoregulate? In the labs we examine the physiology of invertebrates with first hand experiments, looking at neuroendocrine regulation of muscle, nitrogen excretion and the function of osmoregulatory organs.

2014/2015

Current topics in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Animal Physiology (BIOL 5038) Fall 2014

Graduate core course designed to introduce students to the process of scientific inquiry and hypothesis-based research. The objective is for students to learn and improve skills for scientific writing and oral presentation. Independent and team work is included. Potential issues facing graduate students during their training, such as research progress, expectations and ethical conduct will be highlighted.

Physiology of the Invertebrates (BIOL 3030) Winter 2015

The course hi-lights physiological adaptations in all the invertebrate phyla. For example, how do cephalopods like squid and cuttle fish change their body colour so rapidly? Why are jellyfish potentially lethal? How do insects osmoregulate? In the labs we examine the physiology of invertebrates with first hand experiments, looking at neuroendocrine regulation of muscle, nitrogen excretion and the function of osmoregulatory organs.

Current Topics in Epithelial Physiology (BIOL 5152) Winter 2015

The course covers current studies and techniques in epithelial physiology research.

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