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Planet Ocean Seminar - UNCW CMS

Apr 13, 2021 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Michael Tift
Assistant Professor @UNCW CMS - Biology and Marine Biology
Dr. Michael Tift has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology and Marine Biology at UNCW since 2019. Originally from Ohio, he received a B.S. and M.S. from Sonoma State University where he conducted research on several different aspects of physiology in deep-diving marine mammals. He then went on to Scripps Institution of Oceanography to earn his Ph.D. in 2016 studying the extreme physiology and health of deep-diving mammals and birds. In 2017, he was awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellowship Award from the National Institutes of Health to study the role of carbon monoxide (CO) in high-altitude human populations at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. His research focuses broadly on the extreme physiology of vertebrates. Most recently, his lab has been studying the role of gasotransmitters (carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide, nitric oxide) in deep-diving mammals.