Jinae Roa

Jinae RoaPh.D. Graduate | jnbroa@ucsd.edu

Jinae Roa, a native of southern California, received her BS from the University of California, Santa Barbara, before going on to work on her Master’s thesis at California State University, Long Beach. While at Long Beach she studied muscle physiology of marine fishes, specifically how size, gender, population size, fishing pressure, and water temperature affected the muscle composition of California sheephead, Semicossyphus pulcher. She is currently a PhD student in the Tresguerres Lab at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. 

Research Interest:

  • Mechanisms for acid/base sensing and regulation in elasmobranch fishes
  • Physiology of marine fishes

At SIO her research utilizes molecular, cellular, and whole-animal biology to investigate physiological responses associated with changes in intracellular and blood pH. She is currently investigating cellular mechanisms responsible for acid/base sensing and regulation in leopard sharks. Jinae utilizes molecular, cellular, and whole-animal biology to investigate physiological responses associated with changes in intracellular and blood pH.

She is currently funded by the NIH Training Grant in Marine Biotechnology (2013-2015) and has been awarded the San Diego Fellowship (2011-2013) and the California State University Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholar (2010-2011).

Selected Publications:

Tresguerres, M., Barott, K.L., Barron, M.E., Roa, J.N. 2014. Established and potential physiological roles of bicarbonate-sensing soluble adenylyl cyclase (sAC) in aquatic animals. J. Exp. Biol. 217, 663–672.

Roa, J.N., Barron, M.E., Tresguerres, M. 2012. Bicarbonate- sensing soluble adenylyl cyclase in elasmobranch and teleost fishes. FASEB Journal 26.

Barron, M.E., Roa, J.N, Tresguerres, M. 2012. Pacific oyster mantle, gill and hemocytes express the bicarbonate-sensing enzyme soluble adenylyl cyclase. FASEB Journal 26.

Bagulayan, A., J.N. Bartlett-Roa, A.L. Carter, B.G. Inman, E.M. Keen, E.C. Orenstein, N.V. Patin, K.N.S. Sato, E.C. Sibert, A.E. Simonis, A.M. Van Cise, and P.J.S. Franks. 2012. Journey to the center of the gyre: The fate of the Tohoku Tsunami debris field. Oceanography 25(2): 200–207.