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Lisa Crockett

Lisa Crockett, portrait in winter gear for research
Retired Professor
Wilson 103

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Ph.D., University of Maine

Courses Taught

  • BIOS 342/542 Principles of Physiology I
  • BIOS 463/563 Cell Chemistry
  • BIOS 682 Physiological Ecology of Climate Change

Research Interests

  • Lab: Wilson 110

Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry of Cold Adaptation, Physiology of Fishes, Membrane Biology, Polar Biology


I almost majored in art history and worked at the Museum of Modern Art for five years. I received the B.S. in Zoology from the University of Maryland (summa cum laude), and the M.S. and Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Maine. Dr. Bruce Sidell was my graduate adviser. I was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Zoology at Arizona State University. There I worked with Dr. Jeffrey Hazel. I have been at Ohio University since 1995. I have worked in the Antarctic since 1980.

Representative Publications

J.M. Grim, M.C. Semones, D.E. Kuhn, T. Kriska, A. Keszler, and E. L. Crockett. (2015): Products of lipid peroxidation, but not membrane susceptibility to oxidative damage, are conserved in skeletal muscle following temperature acclimation. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 308: R439–R448

K.M. O'Brien and E.L. Crockett. (2013): The promise and perils of Antarctic fishes. EMBO reports 14 (1): 17-24.

I.A. Mueller, J.M. Grim, J.M. Beers, E.L. Crockett, and K.M. O'Brien. (2011): Inter-relationship between mitochondrial function and susceptibility of oxidative stress in red- and white-blooded Antarctic notothenioid fishes. Journal of Experimental Biology 214: 3732-3741.

J.M. Grim, K.A. Hyndman, T. Kriska, A.W. Girotti, and E.L. Crockett. (2011): Relationship between oxidizable fatty acid content and level of antioxidant glutathione peroxidases in marine fish. Journal of Experimental Biology 214: 3751-3759.

Crockett, E.L. (2008): The cold but not hard fats in ectotherms: consequences of lipid restructuring on susceptibility of biological membranes to peroxidation, a review. J. Comp. Physiol. B 178: 795-809.

Hassett, R.P. and E.L. Crockett (2009): Habitat temperature is an important determinant of cholesterol contents in copepods. Journal of Experimental Biology 212: 71-77.

Grim, J.M. D.R.B. Miles, and E.L. Crockett (2010): Temperature acclimation alters oxidative capacities and composition of membrane lipids without influencing activities of enzymatic antioxidants or susceptibility to lipid peroxidation in fish muscle. Journal of Experimental Biology 213: 445-452.

Crockett, E.L. (2011). Antioxidant potential is positively correlated with mitochondrial enzyme activity in Antarctic and non-Antarctic notothenioids. Polar Biology 34: 113-118.