Ernest S. Chang

Ernest Chang

Position Title
Professor Emeritus

Unit
Bodega Marine Laboratory
Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute


Bio

Profile Introduction

Physiological ecology, growth, and reproduction of marine invertebrates, especially crustaceans.

Research Interests

Development, growth, and reproduction of marine invertebrate animals.

Physiological ecology, growth, and reproduction of marine invertebrates, especially crustaceans.

Grad Group Affiliations

  • Animal Biology
  • Ecology

Specialties / Focus

  • Physiology and Behavior

Field Sites

  • Bodega Marine Laboratory http://www.bml.ucdavis.edu/

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science - 1994
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship from the American Cancer Society - 1978
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health - 1978
  • Outstanding Graduate Research Award, UCLA Alumni Assoc. - 1978

    Degrees

    • 1973 BA Zoology University of California, Berkeley
    • 1978 PhD Biology University of California, Los Angeles

    Publications

    Covi, J. A., Bader, B. D., Chang, E. S., and Mykles, D. L. 2010. Molt cycle regulation of protein synthesis in skeletal muscle of the blackback land crab, Gecarcinus lateralis, and the differential expression of a myostatin-like factor during atrophy induced by molting or unweighting. J. Exp. Biol. 213:172-183.

    Lund, H. S., Wang, T., Chang, E. S., Pedersen, L. F., Taylor, E. W., Pedersen, P. B., and McKenzie, D. J. 2009. Recovery by the Norway lobster Nephrops norvegicus (L.) from the physiological stresses of trawling: influence of season and live-storage position. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 373:124-132.

    Zarubin, T. P., Chang, E. S., and Mykles, D. L. 2009. Expression of recombinant eyestalk crustacean hyperglycemic hormone from the tropical land crab, Gecarcinus lateralis: Effects on hemolymph glucose and Y-organ ecdysteroidogenesis. Molec. Biol. Rep. 36:1231-1237.

    Covi, J. A., Chang, E. S., and Mykles, D. L. 2009. Conserved role of cyclic nucleotides in the regulation of ecdysteroidogenesis by the crustacean molting gland. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. A 152:470-477.

    Covi, J., Gomez, A., Chang, S., Lee, K., Chang, E., and Mykles, D. 2008. Repression of Y-organ ecdysteroidogenesis by cyclic nucleotides and agonists of NO-sensitive guanylyl cyclase. In: “4th Meeting of Comparative Biochemists and Physiologists in Africa - Mara 2008: Molecules to Migration: The Pressures of Life” (S. Morris, and A. Vosloo, eds.), pp. 37-46. Medimond Publishing Co., Bologna, Italy.

    Chang, E. S., and Sagi, A. 2008. Male reproductive hormones. In: “Reproductive Biology of Crustaceans: Case Studies of Decapod Crustaceans” (E. Mente, ed.), pp. 299-317. Science Publishers, Enfield, NH.

    Medler, S., Lilley, T., Riehl, J. H., Mulder, E. P., Chang, E. S., and Mykles, D. L. 2007. Myofibrillar gene expression in differentiating lobster claw muscles. J. Exp. Zool. 307A:281-295.

    Horst, M. N., Walker, A. N., Bush, P., Wilson, T., Chang, E. S., Miller, T., and Larkin, P. 2007. Pesticide induced alterations in gene expression in the lobster, Homarus americanus. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. D. 2:44-52.

    Lee, K. J., Kim, H.-W., Doran, R. M., Gomez, A. M., Chang, E. S., Covi, J. A., and Mykles, D. L. 2007. Molt-inhibiting hormone from the tropical land crab, Gecarcinus lateralis: Cloning, tissue expression, and expression of biologically active recombinant peptide in yeast. Gen. Comp. Endocrinol. 150:505-513.

    Ridgway, I., Taylor, A. C., Atkinson, R. J. A., Chang, E. S., and Neil, D. M. 2006. Impact of capture method and trawl duration on the health status of the Norway lobster, Nephrops norvegicus. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 339:135-147.

    Roepke, T. A., Chang, E. S. and Cherr, G. N. 2006. Maternal exposure to estradiol and endocrine disrupting compounds alters the sensitivity of sea urchin embryos and the expression of an orphan steroid receptor. J. Exp. Zool. 305A:830-841.

    Ridgway, I. D., Taylor, A. C., Atkinson, R. J. A., Stentiford, G. D., Chang, S. A., Chang, E. S., and Neil, D. M.. 2006. Morbidity and mortality in Norway lobster, Nephrops norvegicus: Physiological, immunological and pathological effects of aerial exposure. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 328:251-264.

    Walker, A. N., Bush, P., Puritz, J., Wilson, T., Chang, E. S., Miller, T., Holloway, K., and Horst, M. N. 2005. Bioaccumulation and metabolic effects of the endocrine disruptor methoprene in the lobster, Homarus americanus. Integrat. Comp. Biol. 45:118-126.

    Medler, S., Brown, K. J., Chang, E. S., and Mykles, D. L. 2005. Eyestalk ablation has little effect on actin and myosin heavy chain gene expression in adult lobster skeletal muscles. Biol. Bull. 208:127-137.

    Walker, A. N., Bush, P., Wilson, T., Chang, E. S., Miller, T., and Horst, M. N. 2005. Metabolic effects of acute exposure to methoprene in the American lobster, Homarus americanus. J. Shellfish Res. 24:787-794.

    De Guise, S., Maratea, J., Chang, E. S., and Perkins, C. 2005. Resmethrin immunotoxicity and endocrine disrupting effects in the American lobster (Homarus americanus) upon experimental exposure. J. Shellfish Res. 24:781-786.

    Kim, H.-W., Chang, E. S., and Mykles, D. L. 2005. Three calpains and ecdysone receptor in the land crab, Gecarcinus lateralis: Sequences, expression, and effects of elevated ecdysteroid induced by eyestalk ablation. J. Exp. Biol. 208:3177-3197.

    Chang, E. S. 2005. Stressed-out lobsters: Crustacean hyperglycemic hormone and stress proteins. Integrat. Comp. Biol. 45:43-50.

    Chang, E. S., and W. R. Kaufman. 2005. Endocrinology of Crustacea and Chelicerata. In "Comprehensive Molecular Insect Science" (L. I. Gilbert, K. Iatrou, and S. S. Gill, eds.), vol. 3, pp. 805-842. Elsevier B.V., Oxford.

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