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Kenneth B. Storey

Professor of Biochemistry, Carleton University

Kenneth B. Storey, Ph.D., FRSC, Canada Research Chair in Molecular Physiology (Tier I), is a Canadian scientist whose work draws from a variety of fields including biochemistry and molecular biology. Storey has a world-wide reputation for his research on biochemical adaptation - the molecular mechanisms that allow animals to adapt to and endure severe environmental stresses such as deep cold, oxygen deprivation, and desiccation. Storey began his scientific career with a Bachelor’s degree (First Class Honours) in Biochemistry at the University of Calgary in 1971. He then went on to complete a Ph.D. in Zoology at the University of British Columbia in 1974. Storey is a Professor of Biochemistry, cross-appointed in the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, and Neuroscience at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. He currently holds the Canada Research Chair in Molecular Physiology and is an elected fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, of the Society for Cryobiology, and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Storey is the author of over 940 research articles, the editor of seven books, has given over 580 talks at conferences and institutes worldwide, and organized numerous international symposia.

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  • 1985–present
    Professor of Biochemistry, Carleton University
  • 1979–1985
    Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Carleton University
  • 1974–1979
    Assistant Professor of Zoology, Duke Universitry


  • 1974 
    University of British Columbia, Ph.D in Zoology
  • 1971 
    University of Calgary, Bachelor of Science Honours: Biochemistry