Louise MilliganbackResearcher Profile

C. Louise Milligan

Job Title: Associate Professor
Employer: University of Western Ontario
Place of Birth: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Public School attended: Central Public in Hamilton, ON; Hampton Elementary in Detroit, Michigan
High School attended: Cass Technical High School in Detroit, Michigan
Further Education: McMaster University (B.Sc., Ph.D.).
Geographic focus of research: Ontario, Washington State

Brief synopsis of current research:
Physiology of swimming and determinants of swimming performance in fish. In particular, my research is aimed at understanding, at the cellular and biochemical level, what may limit swimming performance in fish. Currently, I am focussing on the roles of the stress hormones and how they may limit recovery from an exhaustive swimming bout.

A fish jumping up a waterfall on upstream migration as an example of the kinds of swimming fish are capable of doing. A swim tunnel we use to assess swimming performance in fish.


Recent Publications:

Pagnotta, A., Brooks, L. and Milligan, C.L. (1994). Potential role of cortisol in the metabolic recovery of rainbow trout from exhaustive exercise. Can. J. Zool. 72:2136-2146.

Eros, S.K. and Milligan, C.L. (1996). The effect of cortisol on recovery from exhaustive exercise in rainbow trout (Onchorhynchus mykiss): potential mechanisms of actions. Physiol. Zool. 69:1196-1214.

Milligan, C.L. (1997). The role of cortisol in amino acid mobilization and metabolism following exhaustive exercise in rainbow trout (Onchorhynchus mykiss Walbaum). Fish Physiol. Biochem. 16:119-128.

Milligan, C.L., Hooke, G.B., and Johnson, C.(2000) Sustained swimming at low velocity following a bout of exhaustive exercise enhances metabolic recovery in rainbow trout. The Journal of Experimental Biology, in press.