Job Title: Professor
Place of Birth: Therien, Alberta, Canada
Public School attended: Oliver School, Edmonton
High School attended: Victoria Composite High School, Edmonton
Further Education: University of Alberta (B.Sc. - 1959), Dalhousie University (M.Sc. - 1961), Duke University (Ph.D.).
Geographic focus of research: British Columbia, Antartica, Amazon, Andean countries, Nepal
Brief synopsis of current research:
Hypoxia defense mechanisms in fishes, aquatic turtles, marine mammals, and humans form the focus for most of my work. Metabolic regulation is a subtheme, and in both research themes, we often use exercise as a means for perturbing the system. Hence, many of our studies on the surface appear focussed on exercise biochemistry as their main research area.
Dept. of Zoology, University of B.C., 6270 University Blvd, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4
Phone: (604) 822-3372
Hochachka, P.W. (1999) Metabolic implications of intracellular circulation. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 96, 12233-12239.
Hochachka, P.W., Gunga, H.C. and K. Kirsch.(1998) Our ancestral physiological phenotype: An adaptation for hypoxia tolerance and for endurance performance? Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 95, 1915-1920.
Allen, P.S., Matheson, G.O., Zhu, G., Gheorgiu, D., Dunlop, R.S., Falconer, T., Stanley, C. and P.W. Hochachka (1997) Simultaneous 31P magnetic resource spectroscopy of the soleus and gastrocnemius in Sherpas during graded calf muscle exercise and recovery. Amer. J. Physiol., 273, R999-R1007.
Hochachka, P.W., Buck, L.T., Doll, C.J. and S.C. Land. (1996) Unifying theory of hypoxia tolerance: Molecular/metabolic defense and rescue mechanisms for surviving oxygen lack. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 93, 9493-9498.
Hochachka, P.W., Clark, C.M., Holden, J.E., Stanley, C., Ugurbil, K., and R.S. Menon (1996). 31P Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of the Sherpa heart: A PCr/ATP signature of metabolic defense against hypobaric hypoxia. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., USA, 93, 1215-1220.