Ana Jimenez

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Ana Jimenez

Associate Professor of Biology

Department/Office Information

130 Ho Science Center


BS University of West Florida 2005; PhD University of North Carolina Wilmington 2011

Lecturer, Ohio State 2013; Lecturer, Loyola Marymount University 2014

Post-doctoral researcher, Ohio State 2011-2014; Post-doctoral researcher, Loyola Marymount 2014-2015

Animal physiology, environmental physiology, organismal biology

I seek to understand functional linkages between whole animal metabolic rate and the underlying mechanisms that influence its magnitude and direction.

Cooper- Mullin, C., Jimenez, A.G., Anthony, N.B., Wortman, M. and Williams, J.B (2015).
Metabolic rates of cultured skeletal muscle of Coturnix quail selected for different rates of growth. Journal of Comparative Physiology B. Journal of Comparative Physiology B. 1-11.

Jimenez, A.G. and Kinsey, S. T. 2015. Metabolic regulation. In Natural History of the
Crustacea: Physiology, p 389-417. Volume IV. Editors Drs. Ernie Chang and Martin Thiel. Oxford Press.

Jimenez, A.G. and Williams, J.B. 2014. Rapid changes in cell physiology as a result of acute thermal stress in House Sparrows, Passer domesticus. Journal of Thermal Biology. 46: 31-39.

Jimenez, A.G. and Williams, J.B. 2014. Differences in muscle fiber size and associated metabolic costs in phylogenetically-paired tropical and temperate birds. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology. 87(5): 752-761.

Jimenez, A.G. and Williams, J.B. 2014. Cellular metabolic rates from primary dermal fibroblasts isolated from birds of different body masses. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A. 176: 41-48.

Jimenez, A.G., Cooper-Mullin, C., Calhoon, E.A., and Williams, J.B. 2014. Physiological
underpinnings associated with differences in the pace of life and metabolic rate in north temperate and Neotropical birds. Journal of Comparative Physiology B. 184 (5): 545-561. DOI: 10.1007/s00360-014-0825-0.

Jimenez, A.G., Cooper-Mullin, C., Anthony, N., and Williams, J.B. 2014. Cellular metabolic rates in cultured primary dermal fibroblasts and myoblast cells from fast-growing and control Coturnix quail. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A. 171: 23-30.

Jimenez, A.G., Van Brocklyn, J., Wortman, M., Williams, J.B. 2014. Cellular metabolic rate is influenced by Life-History traits in tropical and temperate Birds. PLoS ONE 9(1): e87349. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0087349

Calhoon, E.A., Jimenez, A.G., Harper, J.M., Jurkowitz, M.S.* and Williams, J.B. 2014.
Linkages between mitochondrial lipids and life-history in temperate and tropical birds.
Physiological and Biochemical Zoology. 87(2). 265-275.

Dabruzzi, T.F., Jimenez, A.G., Speaks, J.E., Stoler, S.R., Sutton, M.A., Pomory, C.M.
and Bennett, W.A. 2013. Thermal tolerance and metabolic responses of two damselfish species from a hyperthermic rockpool nursery in Dry Tortugas National Park,
USA. Caribbean Journal of Sciences. 47: 213-219.

Calhoon, E.A., Miller, M.K., Jimenez, A.G., Harper, J.M. and Williams, J.B. 2013. Changes in cultured dermal fibroblasts during early passages across five wild bird species. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 91: 653-659.

Jimenez, A.G., Dillaman, R., and Kinsey, S.T. 2013. Large fiber size in skeletal muscle is
metabolically advantageous. Nature communications. 4, Article number: 2150. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms3150.

Jimenez, A.G., Harper, J.M., Queenborough, S. A., and Williams, J.B. 2013. Linkages between the life-history evolution of tropical and temperate birds and the resistance of their cells to oxidative and non-oxidative chemical injury. Journal of Experimental Biology. 216: 1373-1380.

Speaks, J., Randall, C., Jimenez, A.G., Dabruzzi, T.F., Sutton, M.A., Pomory, C.M., 
and Bennett, W.A. 2012. Temperature tolerance comparisons among juvenile reef fishes from a beachrock nursery in Dry Tortugas national park. Florida Scientist. 75 (4): 242-248.

Jimenez, A.G. and Kinsey, S.T. 2011. Nuclear DNA content variation associated with muscle fiber hypertrophic growth in fishes. Journal of Comparative Physiology B. 182: 531-540.

Jimenez, A.G., Dasika, S.K., Locke, B.R. and Kinsey, S.T. 2011. An evaluation of
muscle maintenance costs during fiber hypertrophy in the lobster, Homarus americanus: Are larger muscle fibers cheaper to maintain? Journal of Experimental Biology. 214: 3688-3697.

Jimenez, A.G., Dillaman, R., Kinsey, S.T. and Kapraun, D.F. 2010. Nuclear DNA
content variation associated with muscle fiber hypertrophic growth in decapods crustaceans. Genome. 53: 161-171.

Jimenez, A.G., Locke B.R. and Kinsey, S.T. 2008. The influence of oxygen and high-
energy phosphate diffusion on metabolic scaling in three species of tail-flipping crustaceans. Journal of Experimental Biology. 211: 3214-3225.

Jimenez, A. G., and Bennett, W.A. 2007. Metabolic responses of the sand
fiddler crab, Uca pugilator, in Northwest Florida to seasonal temperature change. Journal of thermal biology. 32: 308-313.

Jimenez, A. G. and Bennett, W.A. 2005. Respiratory physiology of three Indo-Pacific fiddler crabs: Metabolic responses to intertidal zonation patterns. Crustaceana. 78(8): 965-974.

Journal of Experimental Biology Travelling Fellowship 2014 

Seahorse Travel Award, 2013-2014