Brittney Borowiec

PhD Candidate in Biology, McMaster University

I'm a comparative physiologist at McMaster University, studying how fish change their physiology to cope with low oxygen conditions. My expertise is in zoology, hypoxia tolerance, thermal tolerance, respiratory physiology, oxygen transport, metabolism, and oxidative stress.

When not in the lab, I'm a freelance popular science writer. I'm broadly interested in science communication, science journalism, and creative writing. My full CV and science writing portfolio are available on my website.

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  • –present
    PhD Candidate in Biology, McMaster University


  • 2013 
    McMaster University, BSc in Biology (Physiology)