Jim Clegg, Ph.D.

Jim Clegg

University of California, Davis – Section of Molecular & Cellular Biology
Professor Emeritus, Bodega Marine Laboratory

Bodega Marine Laboratory
P.O. Box 247
Bodega Bay , CA 94923

Phone: (707) 875-2010
Email: jsclegg@ucdavis.edu
Fax: (707) 875-2009
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  • B.S. Pennsylvania State University, 1955-58
  • Ph.D. The Johns Hopkins University, 1958-61

Research Interests:

My research involves biochemical and biophysical adaptations to environmental extremes. Part of my research interests involve extremophilic invertebrates (those who have the capacity to endure and in some cases flourish under conditions that damage most organisms). Although "extreme,” these organisms can be viewed as representing "the boundary condition" in terms of coping with such things as temperature change and other environmental parameters. Topics include:

  • Stress proteins and molecular chaperones in invertebrates
  • Organization of enzymes and metabolic activity in the aqueous compartments of cells
  • The biochemistry of adaptation to temperature changes under more "physiological" conditions that are environmentally relevant
  • Effects of changing atmospheric pressure on physiological and biochemical processes in marine invertebrates