Research Focus Areas

The Borski laboratory studies the endocrinology and functional genomics of growth and metabolism, osmoregulation, and sex determination in fish model systems. Our research focuses on a variety of areas and interests, including:

  • Mechanisms of adaption to rapid fluctuations in external osmolality, from individuals cells to animals as a whole
  • Novel membrane actions of glucocorticoids – steroids which rapidly alter multiple physiological processes
  • Effects of environmental stressors on sex determination in fishes
  • Relationships between metabolic and stress hormones that maintain energy homeostasis and feeding behavior

For more information regarding our current and past research, please see our Research Projects and Publications.