MCHENRY LAB

ANIMAL
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THE MCHENRY LAB STUDIES HOW ANIMALS SENSE AND MOVE THROUGH THEIR ENVIRONMENT.

MEMBERS

Matt McHenry
Associate Professor

Animal locomotion.

Andres Carrillo
Doctoral Student

The sensory basis of prey capture in larval fish.

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Arjun Nair
Doctoral Candidate

The hydrodynamics of propulsion.

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Aberto Soto
Doctoral Student

Strategy in predator-prey interactions.

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Amberle McKee
Doctoral Student

Vision and predator avoidance behavior.

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Margaret Byron
Postdoctoral Researcher

The hydrodynamics of animals.

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Ashley Peterson
Doctoral Student

Vision and predator avoidance behavior.

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PUBLICATIONS

Carrillo, A. & McHenry, M.J. (2016) Zebrafish learn to forage in the dark. Journal of Experimental Biology. 219, 582-589 doi:10.1242/jeb.128918. PDF

Nair, A., Azatian, G. & McHenry, M.J. (2015) The kinematics of directional control in the fast start of zebrafish larvae.
Journal of Experimental Biology 218: 3996-4004. doi:10.1242/jeb.126292. PDF

Soto, A., Stewart, W.J. & McHenry, M.J. (2015) When optimal strategy matters to prey fish. Integrative and Comparative Biology. doi:10.1093/icb/icv027 PDF

Stewart, W.J., Nair, A., Jiang, H. & McHenry, M.J. (2014) Prey fish escape by sensing the bow wave of a predator. Journal of Experimental Biology 217: 4328-4336. doi:10.1242/jeb.111773. PDF Article featured in “Inside JEB”.

Ngo, V. & McHenry, M.J. (2014) The hydrodynamics of swimming at intermediate Reynolds numbers in the water boatman (Corixidae). Journal of Experimental Biology 217: 2740-2751. PDF

Yoshizawa, M., Jeffery, W.R, van Netten, S.M. & McHenry, M.J. (2014) The sensitivity of lateral line receptors and their role in the behavior of Mexican blind cavefish (Astyanax mexicanus). Journal of Experimental Biology 217: 886-895. PDF

McHenry, M.J. & Liao, J.C. (2014) The Hydrodynamics of Flow Stimuli. In Springer Handbook of Auditory Research 48: The Lateral Line. Coombs & Bleckman (Eds.). New York: Springer. DOI 10.1007/2506_2013_13. PDF

van Netten, S.M. & McHenry, M.J. (2014) The Biophysics of Neuromasts. In Springer Handbook of Auditory Research 48: The Lateral Line. Coombs et al. (Eds.). New York: Springer. DOI 10.1007/2506_2013_14. PDF

Heinrich, E.C., McHenry, M.J. & Bradley, T.J. (2013) Coordinated ventilation and spiracle activity produce unidirectional airflow in the hissing cockroach, Gromphadorhina portentosa. Journal of Experimental Biology 216: 4473-4482. PDF

Van Trump W. J. and McHenry, M.J. (2013) The lateral line system is not necessary for rheotaxis in the mexican blind cavefish (Astyanax fasciatus). Integrative and Comparative Biology. doi:10.1093/icb/ict064. PDF

Stewart W.J. Cardenas, G.S. & McHenry, M.J. (2013) Zebrafish larvae evade predators by sensing water flow.
Journal of Experimental Biology 216: 388-398. PDF

McHenry, M.J. (2012) When skeletons are geared for speed: the morphology, biomechanics and energetics of rapid animal motion. Integrative and Comparative Biology doi:10.1093/icb/ics111. PDF

McHenry, M.J., Claverie, T., Rosario, M.V. & Patek, S.N. (2012) Gearing for speed slows the predatory strike of a mantis shrimp. Journal of Experimental Biology 215: 1231-1245. PDF

McHenry, M.J. & Summers, A. P. (2011) A force-velocity trade off is not absolute. Royal Society Biology Letters doi:10.1098/rsbl.2011.0627.

McHenry, M.J. (2011) There is no trade-off between force and velocity in a dynamic lever system. Royal Society Biology Letters 7: 384-386. PDF

Korff, W.L., & McHenry, M.J. (2010) Environmental differences in substrate mechanics do not affect running performance in sand lizards. Journal of Experimental Biology 214: 122-130. PDF

Stewart, W. & McHenry, M.J. (2010) Sensing the strike of a predator fish depends on the specific gravity of a prey fish. Journal of Experimental Biology 213: 3769-3777. PDF

Feitl, K.E., Ngo, V., & McHenry, M.J. (2010) Are fish less responsive to a flow stimulus when swimming? 
Journal of Experimental Biology 213:3131-3137. Article featured in “Inside JEB” (doi: 10.1242/ jeb.050773), Smithsonian Magazine (November, 2010), and BBC Wildlife Magazine (July, 2011). PDF

McHenry, M.J., Michel, K.B., Stewart, W., & Muller, U. (2010) Hydrodynamic sensing does not facilitate active drag reduction in the golden shiner (Notemigonus crysoleucas).  Journal of Experimental Biology 213: 1309-1319. PDF

Van Trump, W.J., Coombs, S., Duncan, K., & McHenry, M.J. (2010) Gentamicin is ototoxic to all hair cells in the fish lateral line system. Hearing Research 261: 42-50. PDF

 

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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

IOS-1354842IOS-0952344, IOS-0723288

IOS-0904089, IOS-0509740.

 

OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH

N00014-15-1-2249

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