Adam Keen

Adam Keen

Postgraduate Research Student 

BSc in Zoology (Hons), The University of Manchester, 2012

Adam graduated from the University of Manchester in 2012 with a B.Sc (Hons) in Zoology with Industrial experience. During this time, He spent a placement year working at the Ocean Sciences Centre, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, under the supervision of Dr. Kurt Gamperl. While there, He worked on research into how temperature affects cardiovascular performance in fish.

He is now a BBSRC DTP student at the University of Manchester, studying for a multidisciplinary Ph.D., jointly supervised by Dr. Holly Shiels and Prof. Peter Gardner. Adam’s research aim is to gain insight into the process of cardiac remodeling at low temperatures in ectotherms. The Shiels group focuses on comparative cardiac physiology, where I am looking at the mechanical and electrophysiological properties of the heart. In the Gardner group, He is using infrared spectroscopy to analyse the molecular components of cardiac tissues and cells.


Open Access
Compliance of the fish outflow tract is altered by thermal acclimation through connective tissue remodelling
Adam N. Keen, John J. Mackrill, Peter Gardner and Holly A. Shiels
J. R. Soc. Interface 18 (2021) 20210492
Open Access
The Dynamic Nature of Hypertrophic and Fibrotic Remodeling of the Fish Ventricle
Adam N. Keen, Andrew J. Fenna, James C. McConnell, Michael J. Sherratt, Peter Gardner and Holly A. Shiels
Frontiers in Physiology 6 (2016) 427
1 Blood oxygenation and cardio respiratory function in steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) challenged with an acute temperature increase and zatebradine-induced bradycardia
A.N. Keen, A. Kurt Gamperl
Journal of Thermal Biology 37 (2012) 201–210

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