Dr Tyler Stevenson

  • Senior Lecturer (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health & Comparative Medicine)

Biography

2006-2011       PhD The Johns Hopkins University

2011-2013       PDRA Institute for Mind and Biology University of Chicago

2013-2018       Senior Lecturer School of Biological Sciences University of Aberdeen

2019-present   Senior Lecturer IBAHCM University of Glasgow


Research interests

My research interests focus on understanding the mechanisms underlying the internal representation of time. My scientific approach is derived from the field of ethology. The research group's experimental reasoning is based on 'strong inference' outlined by Jon Platt (Science 1964 146 347-353) and uses 'multiple working hypotheses' highlighted by William Chamberlain (Science 1965 148 754-759). The main study models are seasonal organisms for two reasons: to expand our understanding on the basic mechanisms that time annual oscillations across (in)vertebrates and 2) to take advantage of the robust and predictable variation in organismal physiology, immunology and behaviour to improve our understanding of animal health & welfare, including humans.


Publications

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Number of items: 23.

2020

Helfer, G. and Stevenson, T. (2020) Pleiotropic effects of proopiomelanocortin and VGF nerve growth factor inducible neuropeptides for the long-term regulation of energy balance. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, 514, 110876. (doi: 10.1016/j.mce.2020.110876) (PMID:32473184)

Coyle, C.S., Caso, F., Tolla, E., Barrett, P.J., Onishi, K.G., Tello, J.A. and Stevenson, T.J. (2020) Ovarian hormones induce de novo DNA methyltransferase expression in the Siberian hamster suprachiasmatic nucleus. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 32(2), e12819. (doi: 10.1111/jne.12819) (PMID:31800973)

2019

Bao, R., Onishi, K. G., Tolla, E., Ebling, F. J.P., Lewis, J. E., Anderson, R. L., Barrett, P., Prendergast, B. J. and Stevenson, T. J. (2019) Genome sequencing and transcriptome analyses of the Siberian hamster hypothalamus identify mechanisms for seasonal energy balance. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 116(26), pp. 13116-13121. (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1902896116) (PMID:31189592)

Onishi, K. G., Prendergast, B. J. and Stevenson, T. J. (2019) Trait-specific effects of exogenous triiodothyronine on cytokine and behavioral responses to simulated systemic infection in male Siberian hamsters. Hormones and Behavior, 110, pp. 90-97. (doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2019.02.017) (PMID:30826308)

Perez, J. H., Tolla, E., Dunn, I. C., Meddle, S. L. and Stevenson, T. J. (2019) A comparative perspective on extra-retinal photoreception. Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism, 30(1), pp. 39-53. (doi: 10.1016/j.tem.2018.10.005) (PMID:30522810)

Lisci, C. et al. (2019) Photoperiodic changes in adiposity increase sensitivity of female Siberian hamsters to systemic VGF derived peptide TLQP-21. PLoS ONE, 14(8), e0221517. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0221517)

2018

Scrutton Alvarado, N. and Stevenson, T. J. (2018) Appetitive information seeking behaviour reveals robust daily rhythmicity for Internet-based food-related keyword searches. Royal Society Open Science, 5(7), 172080. (doi: 10.1098/rsos.172080) (PMID:30109051) (PMCID:PMC6083665)

Stevenson, T. J. , Alward, B. A., Ebling, F. J. P., Fernald, R. D., Kelly, A. and Ophir, A. G. (2018) The value of comparative animal research: Krogh’s principle facilitates scientific discoveries. Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 5(1), pp. 118-125. (doi: 10.1177/2372732217745097)

Stevenson, T. J. (2018) Epigenetic regulation of biological rhythms: an evolutionary ancient molecular timer. Trends in Genetics, 34(2), pp. 90-100. (doi: 10.1016/j.tig.2017.11.003) (PMID:29221677)

2017

Stevenson, T. J. and Kumar, V. (2017) Neural control of daily and seasonal timing of songbird migration. Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology, 203(6-7), pp. 399-409. (doi: 10.1007/s00359-017-1193-5) (PMID:28608154)

Lynch, E. W.J., Coyle, C. S. and Stevenson, T. J. (2017) Photoperiodic and ovarian steroid regulation of histone deacetylase 1, 2, and 3 in Siberian hamster (Phodopus sungorus) reproductive tissues. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 246, pp. 194-199. (doi: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2016.12.008) (PMID:28017732)

Stevenson, T.J. (2017) Environmental and hormonal regulation of epigenetic enzymes in the hypothalamus. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 29(5), pp. 1-9. (doi: 10.1111/jne.12471) (PMID:28370682)

Stevenson, T. J. (2017) Circannual and circadian rhythms of hypothalamic DNA methyltransferase and histone deacetylase expression in male Siberian hamsters (Phodopus sungorus). General and Comparative Endocrinology, 243, pp. 130-137. (doi: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2016.11.011) (PMID:27916575)

2016

Bakker, K. M., Martinez-Bakker, M. E., Helm, B. and Stevenson, T. J. (2016) Digital epidemiology reveals global childhood disease seasonality and the effects of immunization. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113(24), pp. 6689-6694. (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1523941113) (PMID:27247405) (PMCID:PMC4914188)

Banks, R., Delibegovic, M. and Stevenson, T. J. (2016) Photoperiod- and triiodothyronine-dependent regulation of reproductive neuropeptides, proinflammatory cytokines, and peripheral physiology in Siberian hamsters (Phodopus sungorus). Journal of Biological Rhythms, 31(3), pp. 299-307. (doi: 10.1177/0748730416637707) (PMID:26984896)

Lynch, E. W.J., Coyle, C. S., Lorgen, M., Campbell, E. M., Bowman, A. S. and Stevenson, T. J. (2016) Cyclical DNA methyltransferase 3a expression is a seasonal and estrus timer in reproductive tissues. Endocrinology, 157(6), pp. 2469-2478. (doi: 10.1210/en.2015-1988) (PMID:27105384)

2015

Prendergast, B. J., Cable, E. J., Stevenson, T. J. , Onishi, K. G., Zucker, I. and Kay, L. M. (2015) Circadian disruption alters the effects of lipopolysaccharide treatment on circadian and ultradian locomotor activity and body temperature rhythms of female Siberian hamsters. Journal of Biological Rhythms, 30(6), pp. 543-556. (doi: 10.1177/0748730415609450) (PMID:26566981) (PMCID:PMC4900458)

Rouse, M. L., Stevenson, T. J. , Fortune, E. S. and Ball, G. F. (2015) Reproductive state modulates testosterone-induced singing in adult female European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris). Hormones and Behavior, 72, pp. 78-87. (doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2015.04.022) (PMID:25989596) (PMCID:PMC4469036)

Stevenson, T. J. and Prendergast, B. J. (2015) Photoperiodic time measurement and seasonal immunological plasticity. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, 37, pp. 76-88. (doi: 10.1016/j.yfrne.2014.10.002) (PMID:25456046) (PMCID:PMC4405432)

Stevenson, T.J. et al. (2015) Disrupted seasonal biology impacts health, food security and ecosystems. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences, 282, 20151453. (doi: 10.1098/rspb.2015.1453) (PMID:26468242) (PMCID:PMC4633868)

2014

Alward, B. A., Mayes, W. D., Peng, K., Stevenson, T. J. , Balthazart, J. and Ball, G. F. (2014) Dissociable effects of social context on song and doublecortin immunoreactivity in male canaries. European Journal of Neuroscience, 40(6), pp. 2941-2947. (doi: 10.1111/ejn.12658) (PMID:24974859) (PMCID:PMC4528916)

2013

Prendergast, B. J., Onishi, K. G., Patel, P. N. and Stevenson, T. J. (2013) Circadian arrhythmia dysregulates emotional behaviors in aged Siberian hamsters. Behavioural Brain Research, 261, pp. 146-157. (doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2013.12.010) (PMID:24333374) (PMCID:PMC4343037)

Stevenson, T.J. and Prendergast, B.J. (2013) Reversible DNA methylation regulates seasonal photoperiodic time measurement. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(41), pp. 16651-16656. (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1310643110) (PMID:24067648) (PMCID:PMC3799317)

This list was generated on Sat Jul 11 11:07:55 2020 BST.
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Number of items: 23.

Articles

Helfer, G. and Stevenson, T. (2020) Pleiotropic effects of proopiomelanocortin and VGF nerve growth factor inducible neuropeptides for the long-term regulation of energy balance. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, 514, 110876. (doi: 10.1016/j.mce.2020.110876) (PMID:32473184)

Coyle, C.S., Caso, F., Tolla, E., Barrett, P.J., Onishi, K.G., Tello, J.A. and Stevenson, T.J. (2020) Ovarian hormones induce de novo DNA methyltransferase expression in the Siberian hamster suprachiasmatic nucleus. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 32(2), e12819. (doi: 10.1111/jne.12819) (PMID:31800973)

Bao, R., Onishi, K. G., Tolla, E., Ebling, F. J.P., Lewis, J. E., Anderson, R. L., Barrett, P., Prendergast, B. J. and Stevenson, T. J. (2019) Genome sequencing and transcriptome analyses of the Siberian hamster hypothalamus identify mechanisms for seasonal energy balance. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 116(26), pp. 13116-13121. (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1902896116) (PMID:31189592)

Onishi, K. G., Prendergast, B. J. and Stevenson, T. J. (2019) Trait-specific effects of exogenous triiodothyronine on cytokine and behavioral responses to simulated systemic infection in male Siberian hamsters. Hormones and Behavior, 110, pp. 90-97. (doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2019.02.017) (PMID:30826308)

Perez, J. H., Tolla, E., Dunn, I. C., Meddle, S. L. and Stevenson, T. J. (2019) A comparative perspective on extra-retinal photoreception. Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism, 30(1), pp. 39-53. (doi: 10.1016/j.tem.2018.10.005) (PMID:30522810)

Lisci, C. et al. (2019) Photoperiodic changes in adiposity increase sensitivity of female Siberian hamsters to systemic VGF derived peptide TLQP-21. PLoS ONE, 14(8), e0221517. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0221517)

Scrutton Alvarado, N. and Stevenson, T. J. (2018) Appetitive information seeking behaviour reveals robust daily rhythmicity for Internet-based food-related keyword searches. Royal Society Open Science, 5(7), 172080. (doi: 10.1098/rsos.172080) (PMID:30109051) (PMCID:PMC6083665)

Stevenson, T. J. , Alward, B. A., Ebling, F. J. P., Fernald, R. D., Kelly, A. and Ophir, A. G. (2018) The value of comparative animal research: Krogh’s principle facilitates scientific discoveries. Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 5(1), pp. 118-125. (doi: 10.1177/2372732217745097)

Stevenson, T. J. (2018) Epigenetic regulation of biological rhythms: an evolutionary ancient molecular timer. Trends in Genetics, 34(2), pp. 90-100. (doi: 10.1016/j.tig.2017.11.003) (PMID:29221677)

Stevenson, T. J. and Kumar, V. (2017) Neural control of daily and seasonal timing of songbird migration. Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology, 203(6-7), pp. 399-409. (doi: 10.1007/s00359-017-1193-5) (PMID:28608154)

Lynch, E. W.J., Coyle, C. S. and Stevenson, T. J. (2017) Photoperiodic and ovarian steroid regulation of histone deacetylase 1, 2, and 3 in Siberian hamster (Phodopus sungorus) reproductive tissues. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 246, pp. 194-199. (doi: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2016.12.008) (PMID:28017732)

Stevenson, T.J. (2017) Environmental and hormonal regulation of epigenetic enzymes in the hypothalamus. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 29(5), pp. 1-9. (doi: 10.1111/jne.12471) (PMID:28370682)

Stevenson, T. J. (2017) Circannual and circadian rhythms of hypothalamic DNA methyltransferase and histone deacetylase expression in male Siberian hamsters (Phodopus sungorus). General and Comparative Endocrinology, 243, pp. 130-137. (doi: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2016.11.011) (PMID:27916575)

Bakker, K. M., Martinez-Bakker, M. E., Helm, B. and Stevenson, T. J. (2016) Digital epidemiology reveals global childhood disease seasonality and the effects of immunization. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113(24), pp. 6689-6694. (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1523941113) (PMID:27247405) (PMCID:PMC4914188)

Banks, R., Delibegovic, M. and Stevenson, T. J. (2016) Photoperiod- and triiodothyronine-dependent regulation of reproductive neuropeptides, proinflammatory cytokines, and peripheral physiology in Siberian hamsters (Phodopus sungorus). Journal of Biological Rhythms, 31(3), pp. 299-307. (doi: 10.1177/0748730416637707) (PMID:26984896)

Lynch, E. W.J., Coyle, C. S., Lorgen, M., Campbell, E. M., Bowman, A. S. and Stevenson, T. J. (2016) Cyclical DNA methyltransferase 3a expression is a seasonal and estrus timer in reproductive tissues. Endocrinology, 157(6), pp. 2469-2478. (doi: 10.1210/en.2015-1988) (PMID:27105384)

Prendergast, B. J., Cable, E. J., Stevenson, T. J. , Onishi, K. G., Zucker, I. and Kay, L. M. (2015) Circadian disruption alters the effects of lipopolysaccharide treatment on circadian and ultradian locomotor activity and body temperature rhythms of female Siberian hamsters. Journal of Biological Rhythms, 30(6), pp. 543-556. (doi: 10.1177/0748730415609450) (PMID:26566981) (PMCID:PMC4900458)

Rouse, M. L., Stevenson, T. J. , Fortune, E. S. and Ball, G. F. (2015) Reproductive state modulates testosterone-induced singing in adult female European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris). Hormones and Behavior, 72, pp. 78-87. (doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2015.04.022) (PMID:25989596) (PMCID:PMC4469036)

Stevenson, T. J. and Prendergast, B. J. (2015) Photoperiodic time measurement and seasonal immunological plasticity. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, 37, pp. 76-88. (doi: 10.1016/j.yfrne.2014.10.002) (PMID:25456046) (PMCID:PMC4405432)

Stevenson, T.J. et al. (2015) Disrupted seasonal biology impacts health, food security and ecosystems. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences, 282, 20151453. (doi: 10.1098/rspb.2015.1453) (PMID:26468242) (PMCID:PMC4633868)

Alward, B. A., Mayes, W. D., Peng, K., Stevenson, T. J. , Balthazart, J. and Ball, G. F. (2014) Dissociable effects of social context on song and doublecortin immunoreactivity in male canaries. European Journal of Neuroscience, 40(6), pp. 2941-2947. (doi: 10.1111/ejn.12658) (PMID:24974859) (PMCID:PMC4528916)

Prendergast, B. J., Onishi, K. G., Patel, P. N. and Stevenson, T. J. (2013) Circadian arrhythmia dysregulates emotional behaviors in aged Siberian hamsters. Behavioural Brain Research, 261, pp. 146-157. (doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2013.12.010) (PMID:24333374) (PMCID:PMC4343037)

Stevenson, T.J. and Prendergast, B.J. (2013) Reversible DNA methylation regulates seasonal photoperiodic time measurement. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(41), pp. 16651-16656. (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1310643110) (PMID:24067648) (PMCID:PMC3799317)

This list was generated on Sat Jul 11 11:07:55 2020 BST.

Grants

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

  • Unravelling the mechanisms of seasonal genomic timing
    Leverhulme Trust
    2020 - 2025
     
  • Angiogenic mechanisms underlie seasonal adaptation to a changing environment
    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
    2019 - 2022
     
  • Identification of the photoreceptor for light detection in the avian brain
    Leverhulme Trust
    2019 - 2020
     

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