Ph. D., 1980, University of Birmingham, UK
Postdoctoral Fellow 1980-4, University of Calgary, Canada
Assistant, Associate, Full Professor, 1984-1994, University of Florida
Comparative physiology principally of decapod crustacea but also molluscs and lower vertebrates (fish and reptiles). Gas exchange, ion and acid-base regulation in response to environmental changes including salinity, temperature, dissolved gases, exercise, and the advance from aquatic to terrestrial existence. Regulation of biomineralization using molecular approaches.
Molecular biology of epithelial (branchial/renal) ion motive proteins specifically Ca2+ pumps (SERCA and PMCA), Na+/Ca2+ exchanger (NCX) and Ca2+ channels (ECaC).
Temporal and spatial regulation of genes coding for Ca2+ transporting proteins.
Molecular evolution of Ca2+ transporting proteins.
Cellular and molecular biology of Ca2+ transporting proteins from epithelia of marine, freshwater and terrestrial decapods from Brazil.
Biologically inspired adaptive interfaces (interdisciplinary collaboration with Engineering)
Wheatly, M. G. and Y. Gao. 2004. Molecular biology of ion motive proteins in comparative models. Journal of Experimental Biology, 207, 3253-3263.
Gao, Y. and M. G. Wheatly. 2004. Characterization and expression of plasma membrane Ca2+ ATPase (PMCA3) in crayfish, Procambarus clarkii, antennal gland during moulting. Journal of Experimental Biology, 207, 2991-3002.
Zanotto, F. P., M. G. Wheatly, C. L. Reiber, A. T. Gannon, and E. Jalles-Filho. 2004. The allometry of postmolt net ion uptake, ventilation and circulation in the freshwater crayfish Procambarus clarkii: intraspecific scaling. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology , 77, 275-284.
Zanotto, F. P, and M. G. Wheatly. 2003. Calcium balance in crustaceans: nutritional aspects of physiological regulation. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 133A, 645-660.
Stiner, L.M., Z. Zhang, and M.G. Wheatly. 2002. Localization and molecular characterization of the crayfish NCX. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 976, 77-80.
Chen, D., Z. Zhang, M. G. Wheatly, and Y. Gao. 2002. Cloning and characterization of the heart muscle isoform of sarco/endoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ ATPase (SERCA) from crayfish. Journal of Experimental Biology. 205, 2677-2686.
Wheatly, M. G., F. P. Zanotto, and M. G. Hubbard. 2002. Calcium homeostasis in crustaceans: subcellular Ca dynamics. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, 132B, 163-178.