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Marine Fish Reproductive and Growth Physiology

Location

National Marine Fisheries Service, Northwest Fisheries Science Center

RO# Location
26.03.39.B7410 Seattle, WA 98115

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Luckenbach, J. Adam adam.luckenbach@noaa.gov 206.860.3463

Description

The overarching goal of this research is to gain an understanding of mechanisms that regulate gonadal sex differentiation, reproduction, and growth in marine finfishes. Specific areas of emphasis include (1) characterizing sex differentiation through morphological and cutting-edge transcriptomic analyses, (2) developing novel approaches for sex control and induction of reproductive sterility in marine fishes to permit more environmentally-sound aquaculture, and (3) studying the actions of key endocrine factors related to reproduction and growth and those that link these physiological processes. Practical applications of this work include establishment of methods to improve reproductive and growth performance of aquacultured species and identification and validation of molecular biomarkers of reproduction and growth that may serve as tools to study fishes in both natural and captive environments.

 

References

Luckenbach JA, et al: Aquaculture 479: 285-296, 2017

Smith EK, et al: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part B 165: 125-137, 2013

Luckenbach JA, et al: Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology 20: 256, 2009

 

Keywords:
Reproduction; Sex determination; Gonadal differentiation; Ovarian physiology; Growth physiology; Aquaculture; Fish; Genomics; Molecular biology;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants

Stipend

Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$58,000.00 $3,000.00

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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