James Kezos is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Irvine. His Ph.D. research advisor is Dr. Michael Rose.
James’ primary research interests include the physiological interactions between cardiac function, athletic performance and stress resistance in Drosophila melanogaster. The research focuses on how different types of stress affect cardiac function and athletic endurance. Several forms of stress that we are interested in analyzing include physical exhaustion, starvation, desiccation, novel diets, and drug exposure.