Dr. David J. Coughlin 
Professor of Biology
Science Division
Widener University
One University Place 
Chester, PA 19013: 
V. 610-499-4025
F. 610-499-4496
E: djcoughlin@widener.edu





Campion, L., S. Choi, H. L. Mistry and D. J. Coughlin. 2012. Myosin Heavy Chain and Parvalbumin Expression in Swimming and Feeding Muscles of Centrarchid Fishes: The Molecular Basis of the Scaling of Contractile Properties. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A 163: 223230.


Cook, C. L. and D. J. Coughlin. 2010. Rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss consume less energy when swimming near obstructions. Journal of Fish Biology 77: 1716-1723.

Schoenman, E. R., J. A. Chiaro, A. Jones, L. D. Bastin, D. J. Coughlin. 2010. A Comparative Analysis of Parvalbumin Expression in Pinfish (Lagodon rhomboides) and Toadfish (Opsanus sp.). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A 155: 9199.

Carroll, A. M., A. Ambrose, T. Anderson and D. J. Coughlin. 2009. Feeding muscles scale differently from swimming muscles in sunfish (Centrarchidae). Biology Letters 5: 274-277.

Donato, M. E., J. Schiavi, A. D. Ulerich, F. E. Weaver and D. J. Coughlin. 2008. Myosin Regulatory Light Chain Expression in Trout Muscle. Journal of Experimental Zoology. 309A:6472

Coughlin, D. J., S. Solomon and J. L. Wilwert. 2007. Parvalbumin Expression in Trout Swimming Muscle Correlates with Relaxation Rate. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A. 147: 10741082.

Courses for 2012-2013

Fall 2012

Biol 161: Biological Concepts I, Principles of Evolution and Ecology

Biol 327: Functional Anatomy of the Mammals

Spring 2013

Biol 303: Comparative Animal Physiology

Biol 262: Genetics Laboratory

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Fish Resources
Natural History, Museums, Various
Muscle and Locomotion Research Pages

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Last Update: 6 August 2012

Email to: djcoughlin@widener.edu