Dr Antoine Stier

  • Affiliate Researcher (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health & Comparative Medicine)

Biography

Website

Academic History

  • Currently: TCSM Research Fellow, University of Turku (2018-2021) / Research Affiliate, University of Glasgow,
    “From mitochondrial function to Darwinian fitness: new insights from wild bird species”
  • 2016-2018: Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow, University of Glasgow (2016-2018),
    Hosts: Prof. Pat Monaghan, Prof. Neil Metcalfe
    “An avian model for understanding and preventing the negative effects of poor developmental conditions on subsequent health state, fertility and ageing rate”
  • 2014-2015: Research and Teaching assistant, University of Angers (France)
    “Linking environmental constraints to stress physiology and ageing rate in ectotherms”
  • 2013-2014: Research assistant for: the French Polar Institute, the University of Strasbourg, the University of Aberdeen and the University of Glasgow
    “Relationships between mitochondrial function, stress physiology and life history traits in the king penguin”
    “Impact of urban pollution on cellular senescence parameters in free-living great tits”
    “Relationships between mitochondrial function, cellular characteristics and life history traits in free-living passerines”
    “Impact of unpredictable food availability on oxidative stress levels in captive zebra finches”
  • 2010-2013: Ph.D. Physiological Ecology, University of Strasbourg (France)
    Dissertation: Oxidative stress and mitochondrial uncoupling: key regulators of life history trade-offs?
    Supervisors: Dr François Criscuolo & Dr Sylvie Massemin-Challet
  • 2008-2010: MSc in Ecophysiology & Ethology, University of Strasbourg
  • 2005-2008: BSc Cellular Biology and Physiology, University of Strasbourg

Research interests

My research is at the crossroad between physiology, ecology and gerontology. I am broadly interested in the physiological mechanisms linked to the ageing process and their implication in shaping organism’s life from the conception to the death. Specifically, my research is focused in the role of oxidative stress, mitochondrial function and telomere dynamics have as proximate mechanisms shaping life histories. I am working mostly with birds, either in their natural environment (king penguin, great and coal tits, collared and pied flycatchers) or in the laboratory (zebra finch and quail), but I occasionally work/collaborate on other organisms such as fish, amphibians and reptiles.

My current research interests are:  

  • The impact that variations in mitochondrial function have on ageing rate and life histories
  • The effects that early-life (i.e. pre- and post-natal) environmental conditions have on key hallmarks of ageing
  • The mechanisms linking environmental stress to ageing in wild populations
  • The utilisation of (red) blood cells to study ageing mechanisms in a minimally invasive way

Experimental design


Grants

Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.

  • Quantifying the consequences of differential maternal egg investment on embryo development and oxidative stress.
    University of Zurich
    2017 - 2018
     

Supervision

Teaching

2017-2021: PhD co-supervision of Tiia Kärkkäinen (University of Turku)

2018: Co-supervision of two BSc student projects (University of Turku, Finland)

2017: Guest lecture in Animal Physiology (3rd BSc year, University of Glasgow, UK)

2016: Supervision of two MSc and one BSc student projects (University of Glasgow, UK)

2015: Courses in Zoology, Ecology and Behavioural Ecology and (100 contact hours: 1st BSc year, 2nd BSc year, 1st MSc year, University of Angers, France)           

2015: Supervision of two MSc student projects (University of Angers, France)

2015: Supervision of one PhD chapter (Universities of Angers and Toulon, France)

2014: Courses in Zoology and Applied Ecology (90 contact hours: 1st BSc & MSc years, University of Angers)

2013: Practical course of Ecology and Lecture in Biodiversity (30 contact hours: 2nd BSc year, 2nd MSc year, University of Strasbourg, France)

2012: Courses in Zoology and Behavioural Ecology (60 contact hours: 1st BSc & MSc years, University of Strasbourg, France)

2012: Supervision of three MSc student projects (University of Strasbourg, France)

2011: Courses in Behavioural Ecology (40 contact hours: 1st and 2nd MSc years, University of Strasbourg)

2011: Supervision of two MSc student projects (University of Strasbourg, France)

2010: Courses in Zoology and Ethology (60 contact hours: 1st and 2nd BSc years, University of Strasbourg)


Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012
Number of items: 23.

2018

Viblanc, V. A., Schull, Q., Cornioley, T., Stier, A. , Ménard, J.-J., Groscolas, R. and Robin, J.-P. (2018) An integrative appraisal of the hormonal and metabolic changes induced by acute stress using king penguins as a model. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 269, pp. 1-10. (doi:10.1016/j.ygcen.2017.08.024) (PMID:28843614)

2017

Reichert, S. and Stier, A. (2017) Does oxidative stress shorten telomeres in vivo? A review. Biology Letters, 13(12), 20170463. (doi:10.1098/rsbl.2017.0463) (PMID:29212750)

Stier, A. , Romestaing, C., Schull, Q., Lefol, E., Robin, J.-P., Roussel, D., Bize, P. and Davey, M. (2017) How to measure mitochondrial function in birds using red blood cells: a case study in the king penguin and perspectives in ecology and evolution. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 8(10), pp. 1172-1182. (doi:10.1111/2041-210X.12724)

Marasco, V., Stier, A. , Boner, W. , Griffiths, K., Heidinger, B. and Monaghan, P. (2017) Environmental conditions can modulate the links among oxidative stress, age, and longevity. Mechanisms of Ageing and Development, 164, pp. 100-107. (doi:10.1016/j.mad.2017.04.012) (PMID:28487181)

Stier, A. , Dupoué, A., Picard, D., Angelier, F., Brischoux, F. and Lourdais, O. (2017) Oxidative stress in a capital breeder (Vipera aspis) facing pregnancy and water constraints. Journal of Experimental Biology, 220(10), pp. 1792-1796. (doi:10.1242/jeb.156752) (PMID:28292781)

2016

Viblanc, V. A., Dobson, F. S., Stier, A. , Schull, Q., Saraux, C., Gineste, B., Pardonnet, S., Kauffmann, M., Robin, J.-P. and Bize, P. (2016) Mutually honest? Physiological 'qualities' signalled by colour ornaments in monomorphic king penguins. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 118(2), pp. 200-214. (doi:10.1111/bij.12729)

Stier, A. , Delestrade, A., Bize, P., Zahn, S., Criscuolo, F. and Massemin, S. (2016) Investigating how telomere dynamics, growth and life history covary along an elevation gradient in two passerine species. Journal of Avian Biology, 47(1), pp. 134-140. (doi:10.1111/jav.00714)

Simide, R., Angelier, F., Gaillard, S. and Stier, A. (2016) Age and heat stress as determinants of telomere length in a long-lived fish, the Siberian Sturgeon. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 89(5), pp. 441-447. (doi:10.1086/687378) (PMID:27617363)

2015

Speakman, J. R. et al. (2015) Oxidative stress and life histories: unresolved issues and current needs. Ecology and Evolution, 5(24), pp. 5745-5757. (doi:10.1002/ece3.1790)

Stier, A. , Massemin, S., Zahn, S., Tissier, M. L. and Criscuolo, F. (2015) Starting with a handicap: effects of asynchronous hatching on growth rate, oxidative stress and telomere dynamics in free-living great tits. Oecologia, 179(4), pp. 999-1010. (doi:10.1007/s00442-015-3429-9) (PMID:26314343)

Stier, A. , Reichert, S., Criscuolo, F. and Bize, P. (2015) Red blood cells open promising avenues for longitudinal studies of ageing in laboratory, non-model and wild animals. Experimental Gerontology, 71, pp. 118-134. (doi:10.1016/j.exger.2015.09.001) (PMID:26362216)

2014

Stier, A. , Massemin, S. and Criscuolo, F. (2014) Chronic mitochondrial uncoupling treatment prevents acute cold-induced oxidative stress in birds. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: Biochemical, Systems, and Environmental Physiology, 184(8), pp. 1021-1029. (doi:10.1007/s00360-014-0856-6) (PMID:25183199)

Viblanc, V. A., Gineste, B., Stier, A. , Robin, J.-P. and Groscolas, R. (2014) Stress hormones in relation to breeding status and territory location in colonial king penguin: a role for social density? Oecologia, 175(3), pp. 763-772. (doi:10.1007/s00442-014-2942-6) (PMID:24744279)

Stier, A. , Delestrade, A., Zahn, S., Arrivé, M., Criscuolo, F. and Massemin-Challet, S. (2014) Elevation impacts the balance between growth and oxidative stress in coal tits. Oecologia, 175(3), pp. 791-800. (doi:10.1007/s00442-014-2946-2) (PMID:24805201)

Stier, A. et al. (2014) Starting with a handicap: phenotypic differences between early- and late-born king penguin chicks and their survival correlates. Functional Ecology, 28(3), pp. 601-611. (doi:10.1111/1365-2435.12204)

Reichert, S., Stier, A. , Zahn, S., Arrive, M., Bize, P., Massemin, S. and Criscuolo, F. (2014) Increased brood size leads to persistent eroded telomeres. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 2, 11. (doi:10.3389/fevo.2014.00009)

Lehto Hurlimann, M., Stier, A. , Scholly, O., Criscuolo, F. and Bize, P. (2014) Short- and long-term effects of litter size manipulation in a small wild-derived rodent. Biology Letters, 10(3), 20131096. (doi:10.1098/rsbl.2013.1096) (PMID:24671828) (PMCID:PMC3982437)

Stier, A. , Bize, P., Habold, C., Bouillaud, F., Massemin, S. and Criscuolo, F. (2014) Mitochondrial uncoupling prevents cold-induced oxidative stress: a case study using UCP1 knockout mice. Journal of Experimental Biology, 217(4), pp. 624-630. (doi:10.1242/jeb.092700) (PMID:24265420)

Plumel, M. I., Stier, A. , Thiersé, D., van Dorsselaer, A., Criscuolo, F. and Bertile, F. (2014) Litter size manipulation in laboratory mice: an example of how proteomic analysis can uncover new mechanisms underlying the cost of reproduction. Frontiers in Zoology, 11, 41. (doi:10.1186/1742-9994-11-41) (PMID:24891874) (PMCID:PMC4041047)

Stier, A. , Bize, P., Roussel, D., Schull, Q., Massemin, S. and Criscuolo, F. (2014) Mitochondrial uncoupling as a regulator of life-history trajectories in birds: an experimental study in the zebra finch. Journal of Experimental Biology, 217(19), pp. 3579-3589. (doi:10.1242/jeb.103945) (PMID:25063856)

2013

Stier, A. , Bize, P., Schull, Q., Zoll, J., Singh, F., Geny, B., Gros, F., Royer, C., Massemin, S. and Criscuolo, F. (2013) Avian erythrocytes have functional mitochondria, opening novel perspectives for birds as animal models in the study of ageing. Frontiers in Zoology, 10, 33. (doi:10.1186/1742-9994-10-33) (PMID:23758841) (PMCID:PMC3686644)

2012

Geiger, S., Le Vaillant, M., Lebard, T., Reichert, S., Stier, A. , Le Maho, Y. and Criscuolo, F. (2012) Catching-up but telomere loss: half-opening the black box of growth and ageing trade-off in wild king penguin chicks. Molecular Ecology, 21(6), pp. 1500-1510. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05331.x) (PMID:22117889)

Stier, A. , Reichert, S., Massemin, S., Bize, P. and Criscuolo, F. (2012) Constraint and cost of oxidative stress on reproduction: correlative evidence in laboratory mice and review of the literature. Frontiers in Zoology, 9, 37. (doi:10.1186/1742-9994-9-37) (PMID:23268929) (PMCID:PMC3551645)

This list was generated on Sun Sep 22 17:17:37 2019 BST.
Jump to: Articles
Number of items: 23.

Articles

Viblanc, V. A., Schull, Q., Cornioley, T., Stier, A. , Ménard, J.-J., Groscolas, R. and Robin, J.-P. (2018) An integrative appraisal of the hormonal and metabolic changes induced by acute stress using king penguins as a model. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 269, pp. 1-10. (doi:10.1016/j.ygcen.2017.08.024) (PMID:28843614)

Reichert, S. and Stier, A. (2017) Does oxidative stress shorten telomeres in vivo? A review. Biology Letters, 13(12), 20170463. (doi:10.1098/rsbl.2017.0463) (PMID:29212750)

Stier, A. , Romestaing, C., Schull, Q., Lefol, E., Robin, J.-P., Roussel, D., Bize, P. and Davey, M. (2017) How to measure mitochondrial function in birds using red blood cells: a case study in the king penguin and perspectives in ecology and evolution. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 8(10), pp. 1172-1182. (doi:10.1111/2041-210X.12724)

Marasco, V., Stier, A. , Boner, W. , Griffiths, K., Heidinger, B. and Monaghan, P. (2017) Environmental conditions can modulate the links among oxidative stress, age, and longevity. Mechanisms of Ageing and Development, 164, pp. 100-107. (doi:10.1016/j.mad.2017.04.012) (PMID:28487181)

Stier, A. , Dupoué, A., Picard, D., Angelier, F., Brischoux, F. and Lourdais, O. (2017) Oxidative stress in a capital breeder (Vipera aspis) facing pregnancy and water constraints. Journal of Experimental Biology, 220(10), pp. 1792-1796. (doi:10.1242/jeb.156752) (PMID:28292781)

Viblanc, V. A., Dobson, F. S., Stier, A. , Schull, Q., Saraux, C., Gineste, B., Pardonnet, S., Kauffmann, M., Robin, J.-P. and Bize, P. (2016) Mutually honest? Physiological 'qualities' signalled by colour ornaments in monomorphic king penguins. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 118(2), pp. 200-214. (doi:10.1111/bij.12729)

Stier, A. , Delestrade, A., Bize, P., Zahn, S., Criscuolo, F. and Massemin, S. (2016) Investigating how telomere dynamics, growth and life history covary along an elevation gradient in two passerine species. Journal of Avian Biology, 47(1), pp. 134-140. (doi:10.1111/jav.00714)

Simide, R., Angelier, F., Gaillard, S. and Stier, A. (2016) Age and heat stress as determinants of telomere length in a long-lived fish, the Siberian Sturgeon. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 89(5), pp. 441-447. (doi:10.1086/687378) (PMID:27617363)

Speakman, J. R. et al. (2015) Oxidative stress and life histories: unresolved issues and current needs. Ecology and Evolution, 5(24), pp. 5745-5757. (doi:10.1002/ece3.1790)

Stier, A. , Massemin, S., Zahn, S., Tissier, M. L. and Criscuolo, F. (2015) Starting with a handicap: effects of asynchronous hatching on growth rate, oxidative stress and telomere dynamics in free-living great tits. Oecologia, 179(4), pp. 999-1010. (doi:10.1007/s00442-015-3429-9) (PMID:26314343)

Stier, A. , Reichert, S., Criscuolo, F. and Bize, P. (2015) Red blood cells open promising avenues for longitudinal studies of ageing in laboratory, non-model and wild animals. Experimental Gerontology, 71, pp. 118-134. (doi:10.1016/j.exger.2015.09.001) (PMID:26362216)

Stier, A. , Massemin, S. and Criscuolo, F. (2014) Chronic mitochondrial uncoupling treatment prevents acute cold-induced oxidative stress in birds. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: Biochemical, Systems, and Environmental Physiology, 184(8), pp. 1021-1029. (doi:10.1007/s00360-014-0856-6) (PMID:25183199)

Viblanc, V. A., Gineste, B., Stier, A. , Robin, J.-P. and Groscolas, R. (2014) Stress hormones in relation to breeding status and territory location in colonial king penguin: a role for social density? Oecologia, 175(3), pp. 763-772. (doi:10.1007/s00442-014-2942-6) (PMID:24744279)

Stier, A. , Delestrade, A., Zahn, S., Arrivé, M., Criscuolo, F. and Massemin-Challet, S. (2014) Elevation impacts the balance between growth and oxidative stress in coal tits. Oecologia, 175(3), pp. 791-800. (doi:10.1007/s00442-014-2946-2) (PMID:24805201)

Stier, A. et al. (2014) Starting with a handicap: phenotypic differences between early- and late-born king penguin chicks and their survival correlates. Functional Ecology, 28(3), pp. 601-611. (doi:10.1111/1365-2435.12204)

Reichert, S., Stier, A. , Zahn, S., Arrive, M., Bize, P., Massemin, S. and Criscuolo, F. (2014) Increased brood size leads to persistent eroded telomeres. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 2, 11. (doi:10.3389/fevo.2014.00009)

Lehto Hurlimann, M., Stier, A. , Scholly, O., Criscuolo, F. and Bize, P. (2014) Short- and long-term effects of litter size manipulation in a small wild-derived rodent. Biology Letters, 10(3), 20131096. (doi:10.1098/rsbl.2013.1096) (PMID:24671828) (PMCID:PMC3982437)

Stier, A. , Bize, P., Habold, C., Bouillaud, F., Massemin, S. and Criscuolo, F. (2014) Mitochondrial uncoupling prevents cold-induced oxidative stress: a case study using UCP1 knockout mice. Journal of Experimental Biology, 217(4), pp. 624-630. (doi:10.1242/jeb.092700) (PMID:24265420)

Plumel, M. I., Stier, A. , Thiersé, D., van Dorsselaer, A., Criscuolo, F. and Bertile, F. (2014) Litter size manipulation in laboratory mice: an example of how proteomic analysis can uncover new mechanisms underlying the cost of reproduction. Frontiers in Zoology, 11, 41. (doi:10.1186/1742-9994-11-41) (PMID:24891874) (PMCID:PMC4041047)

Stier, A. , Bize, P., Roussel, D., Schull, Q., Massemin, S. and Criscuolo, F. (2014) Mitochondrial uncoupling as a regulator of life-history trajectories in birds: an experimental study in the zebra finch. Journal of Experimental Biology, 217(19), pp. 3579-3589. (doi:10.1242/jeb.103945) (PMID:25063856)

Stier, A. , Bize, P., Schull, Q., Zoll, J., Singh, F., Geny, B., Gros, F., Royer, C., Massemin, S. and Criscuolo, F. (2013) Avian erythrocytes have functional mitochondria, opening novel perspectives for birds as animal models in the study of ageing. Frontiers in Zoology, 10, 33. (doi:10.1186/1742-9994-10-33) (PMID:23758841) (PMCID:PMC3686644)

Geiger, S., Le Vaillant, M., Lebard, T., Reichert, S., Stier, A. , Le Maho, Y. and Criscuolo, F. (2012) Catching-up but telomere loss: half-opening the black box of growth and ageing trade-off in wild king penguin chicks. Molecular Ecology, 21(6), pp. 1500-1510. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05331.x) (PMID:22117889)

Stier, A. , Reichert, S., Massemin, S., Bize, P. and Criscuolo, F. (2012) Constraint and cost of oxidative stress on reproduction: correlative evidence in laboratory mice and review of the literature. Frontiers in Zoology, 9, 37. (doi:10.1186/1742-9994-9-37) (PMID:23268929) (PMCID:PMC3551645)

This list was generated on Sun Sep 22 17:17:37 2019 BST.