Extremophile Biochemistry

The Jim Clegg laboratory has worked on the biochemical and biophysical mechanisms that allow certain invertebrates to live in what we consider to be highly stressful environments. Some of these animals can be said to be “extremophiles” because they thrive under conditions that kill most animals. These conditions include extremes of temperature and pressure, desiccation, anoxia, various forms of radiation and very high salinity.

Jim Clegg, Ph.D.

  • Professor Emeritus
  • College of Biological Sciences
  • Molecular & Cellular Biology
  • Bodega Marine Laboratory
Bodega Marine Laboratory
University of California Davis, Bodega Marine Laboratory, PO Box 247, 2099 Westshore Rd, Bodega Bay CA 94923