Professor Tyler Stevenson
- Professor of Physiology (Physiology Ageing & Welfare)
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
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.
Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.
- Unravelling the mechanisms of seasonal genomic timing
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
2019 - 2020