Joshua Tremblay

I am interested in how humans and other animals adapt and maladapt to environmental stressors. The vascular system is dynamic and highly susceptible to environmental changes (like high altitude, temperature, exercise and inactivity) and is critical to our health and well-being; the most prominent cardiovascular diseases (coronary artery disease, hypertension, stroke) often begin in our arteries. My research experience has been shaped by field research to high and remote locations (Himalayas, Andes, Kenya, Zambia, République du Congo) and the opportunity to work with diverse, international teams. My PhD thesis explored how high altitude, the patterns of blood flow, and thickness of the blood impact vascular function and was awarded the Governor General’s Gold Medal.