James Hicks, Ph.D.

James Hicks, Ph.D.

Professor
Department Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

jhicks@uci.edu

Understanding the mechanism(s), regulation and functional significance of intracardiac shunting in “lower vertebrates”, investigating the factors that determine and regulate the cardiopulmonary response to elevated metabolism in “lower vertebrates”, investigating the factors that determine and regulate the cardiopulmonary response to elevated metabolism, investigating the ontogeny of cardiovascular regulation, studying acclimatization to hypoxia, investigating the effects of gravity on the vertebrate cardiovascular system and my recent work on traumatic brain injury in athletes