Dr. Graham Scott

What is the overall goal of your research program?

I am a comparative and evolutionary physiologist, and my research aims to understand how animals cope and adapt in challenging environments. A lot of my current research is focussed on understanding how life can exist in environments with very little oxygen. Oxygen limitation lies at the heart of many human diseases, and yet, there are some unique animal species that can thrive in environments when oxygen is scarce. My research examines the ways in which these unique species overcome the problems associated with oxygen limitation.

What would be one of your biggest research highlights?

This is hard to answer, because it changes all of the time! The great thing about research is that there are always new findings to get excited about. My students are fantastic, and I love interacting with them about their new and exciting developments in their research.

How can we find out more information about the research you do?

Check out my website, at http://www.biology.mcmaster.ca/fcl/scott/web/. Its a good place to see our publications and the people in the lab, and I do my best to keep it up to date.

What are your main interests outside of research?

I like to be active – running, cycling, or skiing to name a few favourites – and to spend time outside with my family.