Corey J. Jew


As a comparative physiologist I am interested in how animals work; how the integration and modulation of biological process meet the demands of living organisms. Using the comparative approach enables me to use the diversity of life on this planet to explore biological phenomena, which can best be summed by the Krogh Principle, “for such a large number of problems there will be some animal of choice, or a few such animals, on which it can be most conveniently studied”. Part of what this means is when investigating how animals can, for example, respond to low oxygen, studying an animal known to tolerate and naturally occur in low oxygen environments is a logical starting place. The comparative approach not only calls for the study of “specialist” in the phenomena that we are interested in, but also the comparison of the strategies between animals to cope with the same challenge. This can provide insight into the origins of the biological mechanisms and their adaptive and evolutionary significance.

In essence, my research seeks to understand how biological systems work and why they work the way they do.




Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology

Advisor: James W. Hicks

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

University of California, Irvine

Masters of Science

Marine Biology

Advisor: Jeffrey B. Graham, Martin Tresguerres

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego

BACHELORS of Science

Major: General Biology, Minor: Economics

University of California, San Diego

Additional course work

Experimental Microsurgery, 2015

Scandinavian Microsurgery Academy

Göteborgs Universitet, Gothenburg, Sweden

University of Gothenburg

4th Annual International Course on Comparative Physiology of Respiration, 2015

Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Jaboticabal, Sao Paulo, Brasil


Physiology of Air-Breathing Fish in the Mekong Delta, Viet Nam: Basic, Applied and Conservation, 2014

College of Aquaculture and Fisheries

Can Tho University, Can Tho, Vietnam



Functional Morphology and Ecology of Fishes, 2012

Friday Harbor Laboratories

University of Washington, Washington, USA