Position title: Senior Scientist, Animal Sciences; Director, Laboratory of Fish Endocrinology and Aquaculture
Phone: Aquaculture, Fish Reproduction
BS 1977 University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
MS 1989 University of Hawaii and Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology
PhD 1994 University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
- Joined ERP Program: Year 2003
We study basic hormonal mechanisms in fish and work to enhance aquaculture production and understand the impact of endocrine disruptors on wild fish populations. We also conduct applied aquaculture research and have developed improved fish-rearing strategies and novel feed additives that promote fish growth and survival. We use many fish species including yellow perch, walleye, hybrid walleye, rainbow trout, Atlantic salmon, Pacific salmon, zebrafish, fathead minnows, and African cichlids. Our laboratory is located on the shore of Lake Mendota in the heart of the UW-Madison campus. We have excellent fish-rearing facilities with hundreds of tanks of various sizes, and a high-capacity flow-through water delivery system that allows us to rear fish at high densities at any temperature. We collaborate with researchers on campus and throughout the world, and can address diverse research questions using the latest tools available to modern biology.