Stephen Trumble, PhD

Stephen Trumble, PhD
Associate Professor
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Associate Professor of Biology


University of Alaska Fairbanks 2003 Ph.D. Marine Biology
CSUF-Moss Landing Marine Labs 1995 M.S. Marine Science
Texas State University (SWTSU) 1988 B.S. Marine Biology

Research Interests

  • Skeletal muscle physiology
  • Energetics
  • Diving mammals
  • Physiological Ecology
  • Lipid Biochemistry
  • Pathophysiology and health indices
  • Digestive processes in carnivores

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

  1. Trumble, S.J., Norman, S.A., Crain, D., Mansouri, F., Winfield, Z., Sabin, R., Potter, C.W., Gabriele, C. and S. Usenko. 2018. Baleen whale cortisol levels reveal a physiological response to 20th century whaling. Nature Communications DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-07044-w.
  1. Lysiak, N.S., Trumble, S.J., Knowlton, A.R. and M. Moore. 2018. Characterizing the Duration and Severity of Fishing Gear Entanglement on a North Atlantic Right Whale (Eubalaena glacialis) Using Stable Isotopes, Steroid and Thyroid Hormones in Baleen. Frontiers in Marine Science 168(5) 1-13.
  1. Norman, S.A., Winfield, Z.C., Rickman, B.H. and S.J. Trumble. 2017. Persistent Organic Pollutant and Hormone Levels in Harbor Porpoise with B Cell Lymphoma. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology  DOI:10.1007/s00244-017-0404-y
  1. Usenko, S., Trumble, S.J. and N. Lysiak. 2015. GC–MS and UHPLC–MS-MS Analysis of Organic Contaminants and Hormones in Whale Earwax Using Selective Pressurized Liquid Extraction. Chromatography (2): 40-44.
  1. Robinson, E.M., Jia, M., Trumble, S.J., and S. Usenko. 2015.  Selective pressurized liquid extraction technique for halogenated organic pollutants in marine mammal blubber: A lipid-rich matrix. Journal of Chromatography A 1385, 111-115.
  1. *Moore, C., Fahlman, A., Crocker, D.E., Robbins, K., and S. J. Trumble. 2015. The degradation of proteins in pinniped skeletal muscle tissue: viability of post-mortem tissue in physiology research. Conservation Physiology Vol 3: 1-8. DOI: 10.1093/conphys/cov019
  1. *Moore, C., Crocker, D.E., Fahlman, A., Moore, M.J., Willoughby, D.S., Robins, K.A., Kanatous, S.B., and S. J. Trumble. 2014. Ontogenetic changes in skeletal muscle fiber type, fiber diameter and myoglobin concentration in the Northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris). Frontiers of Aquatic Physiology. 217:1-9. DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2014.00217
  1. Schlater, A.E., De Miranda, M.A., Frye, M.A., Trumble, S.J. and S. B. Kanatous. 2014. Changing Myoglobin's Paradigm: A Novel Link Between Lipids and Myoglobin. Journal of Applied Physiology. June 12 2014. DOI: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00973.2013
  1. *Moore, C., Moore, M., Trumble, S., Niemeyer, M., Lentell, B., McLellen, W., Costidis, A. and A. Fahlman. 2014. A Comparative Analysis of Marine Mammal Tracheas. Journal of Experimental Biology. 217:1154-1166. DOI:10.1242/jeb.093146
  1. *Robinson, E. M., Trumble, S.J., Subedi, B., Sanders, R. and S. Usenko. 2013. Selective pressurized liquid extraction of pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls and polybrominated diphenyl ethers in a whale earplug (earwax): A novel method for analyzing organic contaminants in lipid-rich matrices. Journal of Chromatography A. 1319:14-20.          
  2. Trumble S.J., Berman-Kowalewski, M., Potter, C. and S. Usenko. 2013. Blue whale earplug reveals lifetime contaminant exposure and hormone profiles. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 110 (42)16922-16926.  DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1311418110
  3. Trumble S.J. and S.B. Kanatous. 2012. Fatty Acid use in Diving Mammals: More than Merely Fuel. Frontiers in Aquatic Physiology 194 (3):1-8.

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