Researcher Profile

Roger P. Croll

Job Title: Professor
Employer: Dept. Physiol. & Biophys., Dalhousie Univ.
Place of Birth: Pottsville, Pennsylvania, USA.
High School attended: Hanover (Massachusetts) High School
Further Education: Tufts University (B.Sc.), McGill University (Ph.D.).
Geographic focus of research: Nova Scotia, USA.

Brief synopsis of current research:
1) Development of the nervous system in molluscs.
2) Neuronal control over molluscan settlement and metamorphosis.
3) Neural and endocrine control of reproduction in molluscs, including applications to shellfish aquaculture.

Mailing address:
Department of Physiology & Biphysics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4H7
Phone: (902) 494-6417; Fax: (902) 494-1685

Recent Publications:

Ram, J.L., Moore, D., Putchakayala, S., Paredes, A.A., Ma, D. and Croll, R.P. (1999) Serotonergic responses of the siphons and adjacent mantle tissue of the zebra mussel, Dreissena polymorpha. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 124C, 211-220.

Voronezhskaya, E.E., Hiripi, L., Elekes, K. and Croll, R.P. (1999) Development of catecholaminergic neurons in the pond snail, Lymnaea stagnalis: I. Embryonic development of dopamine-containing neurons and dopamine-dependent behaviors. Journal of Comparative Neurology 404, 285-296.

Smith, S.A., Nason, J. and Croll, R.P. (1998) The distribution of catecholamines in the sea scallop, Placopecten magellanicus. Canadian Journal of Zoology 76, 1254-1262.

Croll, R.P., Jackson, D.L. and Voronezhskaya, E.E. (1997) Catecholamine-containing cells in larval and post-larval bivalve molluscs. Biological Bulletin 193, 116-124.

Fan, X., Croll, R.P., Wu, B., Fang, L., Shen, S., Painter, S.D. and Nagle, G.T. (1997) Molecular cloning of a cDNA encoding the neuropeptides APGWamide and cerebral peptide 1: Localization of APGWamide-like immunoreactivity in the central nervous system and male reproductive organs of Aplysia. Journal of Comparative Neurology. 387, 53-62.