Ph.D. Boston University, 1986
Professor, Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences
Reproductive physiology of elasmobranchs (sharks and skates); steroid hormone function
My primary area of research is the reproductive biology of elasmobranch fishes, sharks and skates. My focus is to use multiple biochemical/molecular/morphometric endpoints, e.g. blood and tissue steroid hormone concentrations, gonadal dynamics and reproductive tract dynamics, to study the biology of reproduction. In addition, our work also includes other assessments of elasmobranch life history parameters, such as age and growth, movement patterns (using pop-up satellite technology) and population structure (using microsatellite and mitochondrial DNA). Our group includes undergraduate and graduate students, and research collaborators from the Marine Science Center at the University of New England.
Cell Culture (ANSC/MICR/PBIO 751/851); Research Methods in Endocrinology (ANSC 714/814); Introduction to Research ANSC 901; Research Process in the Biological Sciences, INCO 501H