Developmental Physiology Lab

The Developmental Physiology Laboratory is part of UNT's Developmental Integrative Biology Research Group.  Our research program, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI), focuses on the developmental phenotypic plasticity exhibited by physiology and morphology in animals. Our research answers broad, overarching questions involving the ontogeny of physiological regulation, using a framework provided by the concepts of critical windows, developmental trajectories, epigenetics and fetal programming. Our Developmental Physiology Laboratory employs a wide variety of tractable animal models to understand how animals develop as they respond to both natural and anthropogenic environmental challenges.