ANIMAL BIOLOGY

Jenni Prokkola

Jenni M. Prokkola

Comparative Endocrinology Group Deputy Convenor

Jenni Prokkola is a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool, funded by the Finnish Cultural Foundation. With Andrew Cossins and Michael Berenbrink, she is using the zebrafish as a model to understand the diverse functions of myoglobin and the limits of aerobic performance in fish. She completed her PhD in 2016 at the University of Turku, Finland, under the supervision of Mikko Nikinmaa and Erica Leder, on molecular responses of fish to environmental changes, including endocrine disrupting chemicals. She showed that daily rhythms are prevalent in various environmental responses in fish, specifically in three-spined stickleback and Arctic char. She further pursued her interests on bat ecophysiology at Bucknell University in the United States, and on behavioural ecology of brown trout at the University of Eastern Finland. Her desire is to understand physiological processes behind human-induced changes in fish populations. Jenni’s research intersects with multiple research areas in biology, and she is eager to integrate the use of novel molecular techniques into environmental physiology.

Jenni M. Prokkola
Functional and Comparative Genomics
Institute of Integrative Biology
Biosciences Building
University of Liverpool
Crown Street
Liverpool L69 7ZB
United Kingdom

Email jenni.prokkola@liverpool.ac.uk
Twitter: @jm_prokkola
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