Jon F. Harrison
School of Life Sciences

Ph.D., 1987, University of Colorado, Boulder

Office: ISTB-1, 324

Lab: ISTB-1, 353g
Phone: (480) 965 – 9459

Jon Harrison received his B.Sc. from the University of Toronto in 1978 and a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, Boulder, under the tutelage of Dr. Todd Gleeson in 1987. He did postdoctoral work with Dr. John Phillips at the University of British Columbia from 1988-1990. Jon joined the faculty at Arizona State University in 1991, where he is now a Professor in the School of Life Sciences

Jon is an Associate Editor for Physiological and Biochemical Zoology and is an active member of the Society for Integrative Biology, the American Physiological Society and the Genetics Society of America. Jon has organized nine national and international symposia, the American Physiological Society’s Intersociety Meeting in Comparative Physiology 2006, and is currently a convener for the International Congress of Entomology.

His research focuses on respiratory and metabolic aspects of insect physiology, in an ecological and evolutionary context. Current research projects in the lab include study of oxygen effects on size and metabolism of Drosophila melanogaster, the scaling of oxygen delivery during flight in beetles, gas and fluid transport dynamics in grasshoppers, and the ecological nutritional physiology of locusts. Most of these projects are funded by the National Science Foundation.

Jon, Art Woods and Steve Roberts are authors of Ecological and Environmental Physiology of Insects.







Jon is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, was the Graduate Mentor of the Year for ASU in 2010, and will be the Krogh Lecturer of the American Physiological Society for 2015.

Download CV: Harrison CV Dec 2014

Courses taught by Dr. Harrison:

Evolutionary Physiology, Bio 494

Comparative Physiology, Bio 461

Insect Physiology, Bio 591

Tropical Rainforest Biology (summer abroad program)

Animal Physiology, Bio 360

Animal Physiology Laboratory, Bio 361

Comparative Animal Physiology, Bio 560

Human Anatomy and Physiology, Bio 201 and 201

Seminar: Oxidative Stress, Bio 591

Seminar: Insect Physiology, Bio 591

Seminar: Environmental & Ecological Physiology of Insects, Bio 591

Prospective Students:

All students interested in working in the Harrison lab are welcome to e-mail Dr. Harrison. Also, feel free to contact current students in the lab and take a look at what research they are up to.


Packages may be shipped to the lab using this address:
School of Life Sciences
Arizona State University
Tempe Campus
Harrison Lab, ISTB-1, Rm 353G
1711 S. Rural Road
Tempe, AZ 85287-4501

Lab phone:
(480) 727-6073

Lab fax:
(480) 727-9440