Andreas Ekström

Postdoctoral Researcher

Andreas Ekström is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and his collaboration with FECPL is funded by the Swedish research council (VR). Andreas´s research interests and experience are within the fields of comparative and cardiovascular physiology with a particular emphasis on eco-physiological research questions. His research mainly focus on studying the relationship between cardiovascular performances and cardiac oxygen supply in fish in vivo, and the ability of fish to perform challenging tasks (e.g., swimming) whilst exposed to environmental stressors e.g., warming and hypoxia.

Andreas research project within the group revolves around studying the importance of the coronary circulation, which perfuses the fish heart with oxygenated blood directly from the gills, for cardiorespiratory function and scope, swimming performance, warming tolerance and migratory capacity and reproductive fitness in Pacific salmon. Andreas is supervised by Dr. Steven Cooke and Dr. Erika Eliason (UCSB), and will be collaborating with Will Twardeck at CU, Dr. Scott Hinch and Dr. Tony Farrell at UBC and Dr. David Patterson (DFO).

Background

Ph.D., Biology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Thesis title: Thermal tolerance in teleost fish – Importance of cardiac oxygen supply, ATP production and autonomic control, https://gupea.ub.gu.se/handle/2077/51825

Supervisor: Dr. Erik Sandblom

 

M.Sc., Molecular Genetics and Physiology, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden

Thesis title: “Indications of metabolic and morphological adaptations in the Ornate tinamou, Nothoprocta ornata.”

Supervisor: Dr. Jordi Altimiras, IFM Biology, Linköping University, Sweden

 

B.Sc., Biology, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden

Thesis title: Effects of the NO donors Sodium Nitroprusside and S-nitrosoglutathione on oxygen consumption and embryonic organ growth in the domestic broiler chicken, Gallus gallus domesticus.

Supervisor: Dr. Jordi Altimiras, IFM Biology, Linköping University, Sweden