UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine - Department of Anatomy, Physiology, and Cell Biology - Aquatic Health Program
I am the director of Aquatic Health Program (AHP)
in the Department of Anatomy, Physiology, and Cell Biology in the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California-Davis. AHP mission is to promote and protect the well-being of all aquatic species and their environments by investigating the anatomical, behavioral, molecular, and physiological components of individual organisms and applying them to the ecosystem scale. I have been researching aquatic health, including the effects and interactions of physicochemical and contaminant stressors (toxicant, carcinogen, and endocrine disruptor) on aquatic organisms and ecosystems for >30 years. My research agenda is summarized in two main categories: 1) Development of the aquatic health screening and testing program, and 2) Development of the aquatic organism health monitoring program. I am also the director of the Aquatic Toxicology Laboratory; a State Certified Laboratory engaged in monitoring and assessing ambient water quality and aquatic ecosystem health, therefore is dedicated to producing high quality reliable data which are ensured through a variety of protocols and criteria established by the US EPA.