Adi Domer-Yechezkel

I am an ecologist and a nature enthusiast. My fields of study include classical ecology and ecophysiology, particularly the evolutionary consequences of flight for animals’ physiological traits. My current research evaluates a longstanding conundrum in avian metabolism, namely blood glucose regulation at concentrations double those of mammals, and the relevance of non-pathological insulin resistance to the evolution of birds as premier flying animals. The importance of this study lies in its relevance for establishing a model avian study system to characterize and analyze glucose regulation pathways, some of which are relevant to the mammalian diabetic syndrome.