David H Evans

Emeritus Professor


Ph.D. Stanford University, 1967

317 Bartram Hall

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Research Interests

Comparative, environmental and evolutionary physiology: osmoregulation, especially of fishes. Epithelial transport and its hormonal control; the molecular biology, pharmacology, and physiology of vasoactive hormones (particularly those from the endothelium).

Representative Publications

D H Evans. (2011). Freshwater Fish Gill Ion Transport: August Krogh to morpholinos and microprobes. Acta physiologica (Oxford, England), 202(3), 349–359.

Evans, D. H., Hyndman, K. A., Cornwell, E., & Buchanan, P. (2011). Urotensin II and its receptor in the killifish gill: regulators of NaCl extrusion. J Exp Biol, 214(Pt 23), 3985–3991.

Evans, D.H. 2010.  A brief history of the study of fish osmoregulation: the central role of the Mt. Desert Island Biological Laboratory. Front. Physio. 1: 13. 10.3389/fphys.2010.00013

German, D.P., Neuberger, D.T., Callahan, M.H., Lizardo, N.R., and Evans, D.H. 2010.  Feast to famine: The effects of food quality and quantity on the gut structure of a detritivorous catfish (Teleostei: Loricariidae). Comp. Biochem. Physiol. A 155: 281-293.

German, D.P., Nagle, B.C., Villeda, J.M., Ruiz, A.M., Thomson, A.W., Balderas, S.C., and Evans, D.H. 2010.  Evolution of herbivory in a carnivorous clade of minnows (Teleostei: Cyprinidae): Effects of gut size and digestive physiology. Physiol. Biochem. Zool. 83: 1-18.

Hyndman, K.A., Miyamoto, M.M., and Evans, D.H. 2009. Phylogeny, taxonomy, and evolution of the endothelin receptor gene family. Mol. Phylogen Evol. 52: 677-687.

Babonis, L.S., Hyndman, K.A., Lillywhite, H.B., and Evans, D.H. 2009. Immunolocalization of Na+/K+-ATPase and Na+/K+/2Cl- cotransporter in the tubular epithelia of sea snake salt glands. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. A 154: 535-540.

Hyndman, K.A. and Evans, D.H. 2008. Effects of environmental salinity on gill endothelin receptor expression in the killifish, Fundulus heteroclitus. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. A 152: 58-65.

Hyndman, K.A. and Evans, D.H. 2008. Short term low-salinity tolerance by the longhorn sculpin, Myoxocephalus octodecimspinosus. J. Exp. Zool. 311A:45-56.

Evans, D.H. and Claiborne, J.B. 2008. Osmotic and Ionic Regulation in Fishes. In: Osmotic and Ionic Regulation: Cells and Animals, ed. Evans, D.H., CRC Press, Boca Raton, pp. 295-366.

Havird, J.C., Miyamoto, M.M., Choe, K.P. and Evans, D.H. 2008. Gene duplications and losses within the cyclooxygenase family of teleosts and other chordates. Mol. Biol. Evol. 25: 2349-2359

Evans, D.H. 2008. Teleost fish osmoregulation: What have we learned since August Krogh, Homer Smith, and Ancel Keys? Am. J. Physiol. Reg. Comp. Integr. Physiol. 295: R704-713.

Hyndman, K.A. and Evans, D.H. 2007. Endthelin and endothelin converting enzyme-1 in the fish gill: Evolutionary and physiological perspectives. J. Exp. Biol. 210: 4286-4297

Choe, K.P., Edwards, S.L, Claiborne, J.B., and Evans, D.H. 2007. The putative mechanism of Na+ absorption in euryhaline elasmobranchs exists in the gills of the stenohaline marine elasmobranch, Squalus acanthias. Comp. Biochem. Physiol, A 146: 155-162.

Hyndman, K.A., Choe, K.P., Havird, J.C., Rose, R.E., Piermarini, P.M., and Evans, D.H. 2006. Neuronal nitric oxide synthase in the gill of the killifish, Fundulus heteroclitus. Comp. Biochem. Physiol., B Biochem Mol Biol 144: 510-519.

Choe, K.P., Havird, J., Rose, R., Hyndman, K., Piermarini, P., and Evans, D.H. 2006. COX2 in a euryhaline teleost, Fundulus heteroclitus: primary sequence, distribution, localization, and potential funchtion in gills during salinity acclimation. J. Exp. Biol. 209: 1696-1708.

Choe, K.P., Kato, A., Hirose, S., Plata, C., Sindic, A., Romero, M.F., Claiborne, J.B., and Evans, D.H. 2005. NHE3 in an ancestral vertebrate: primary sequence, distribution, localization, and function in gills. Am. J. Physiol. 289: R1520-R1534.

Evans, D.H., Piermarini, P.M., and Choe, K.P. 2005. The multifunctional fish gill: Dominant site of gas exchange, osmoregulation, acid-base regulation, and excretion of nitrogenous waste. Physiol. Revs. 85: 97-177.

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