Curriculum Vitae

Education and Degrees

1997 Ph.D. The August Krogh Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
1993 Cand. Scient. (M.S.) The August Krogh Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark     

Employment History

2010 -  Professor at RSMAS, University of Miami, Florida, USA
2007 – 2010 Associate Professor at RSMAS, University of Miami, Florida, USA
2002 – 2006 Assistant Research Professor at RSMAS, University of Miami, Florida, USA
2001 – 2002  Skou Stipendiate at the August Krogh Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
2000 – 2001 Senior Research Associate at the Department of Biology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
1997 – 2000 Post Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Biology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
1998  Post Doctoral Fellow (Forskningsadjunkt), Eco – physiology, Department of Biology, Odense University

Honors and Fellowships

2018 American Fisheries Society Physiology Section Award of Excellence 
2015   University of Miami’s Provost Award for Scholarly Activity in recognition of outstanding research accomplishments in Marine Biology and Fisheries
2014  Awarded Graduate student mentor of the year at RSMAS
2011 Awarded undergraduate student advisor of the year at University of Miami
2009 Selected as STAR reviewer for American Journal of Physiology, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
2005   Canadian Society of Zoology’s Young Investigator (Bob Boutilier) Award
2001   Skou Stipend, Danish Natural Research Council
2001 Society of Experimental Biology Presidents Medal
1999 SETAC/Taylor & Francis Advanced Training Fellowship

Professional Services

Editor in Cheif 2013 -  Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C.
Associate Editor   2012 - 2013 Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology
Member of Editorial Board 2010 -  Frontiers of Aquatic Physiology
2009 -  American Journal of Physiology, Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology.
2006 - 2012 Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology.
Guest Editor 

Comparative Biochemistry adn Physiology - water transport 

Aquatic Toxicology special issue – Physiological mechanisms of metal homeostasis and toxicity

Biochimica et Biophysica Acta special issue - Epithelial ion transport Biochimica et

Biophysica Acta special issue - Epithelial anion ion trasnport - An integrative approach

Reviewer for Funding Agencies

American National Sciences Foundation 

Argentinian Antorchas Fundacion

British Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Danish Council for Independent Research

Great Lakes Fisheries Commission

National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

The University of Maine

American Sea Grant Consortium

Reviewer for International Jounrals 

Acta Physiologica 

American Journal of Physiology

Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

Aquatic Living Resources

Aquatic Toxicology

Aquaculture

Aquaculture nutrition

Biochimica et Biophysica Acta

Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research

Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology

Chemosphere

Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry

Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Environmental Science and Technology

FASEBFEBS letters

General and Comparative Endocrinology

Frontier

Fish Biology

Fish Physiology and Biochemistry

Israel Journal of Zoology

Journal of Anatomy

Journal of Applied Clay Science

Journal of Experimental Biology

Journal of Comparative Physiology

Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health

Marine Biology

Nature Communications

Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS)

Proceedings of the Royal SocietyPhysiological and Biochemical Zoology

Physiological genomics

PLoS ONE

Respiratory physiology and neurobiology

Science of the Total Environment (STOTEN)

Society of Experimental Biology Special publication

Water, air and soil pollution.

Symposia Organized or Co - Organized  2010 "Physiology of trace metal homeostasis and toxicity" APS Intersocierty Meeting: Global change and global science: comparative physiology in a changing world. Westin Westminister Resort, Colorado, 2010
2006 "Water transport" Society of Experimental Biologly annual meeting. Canterbury, UK, 2006.
2005 "Acclimation/adaptation of animals to metals: Resistance, tolerance and cost" SETAC North Americ session, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 2005
2005 "Toxicogenomics in environmental studies" SETAC North Americ session, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 2005.
2004 "Physiological mechanisms of metal homeostasis and toxicity" SETAC Europe session, Prague, Chech Republic, 2004
2003 "Epithelial anion transport - an integrative perspective" SEB seminar, Southhampton, UK, 2003
2002 "Epithelial transport - a tribute to Hans. H Ussing" SEB seminar, Swansea, UK, 2002
2002 "Metabolism of essential yet toxic trace metals" APS seminar, San Diego, Sept 2002

Examiner

2002 Chair of evaluation committee for Karin Hussy, PhD defence, Marine Biological Laboratory, University of Copenhagen

Memberships of Professional Organizations

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) North America
Society of Experimental Biology

Invited Departmental Seminars

2016 East China Sea Fisheries Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences Fish intestinal HCO3-secretion: from molecules to the oceanic inorganic carbon cycle
2016 University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada Effects of the 2010 Deep Water horizon oil spill on Gulf of Mexico Pelagic Fish
2015 University of Townsville, Australia Physiological impacts of elevated carbon dioxide and ocean acidification on fish
2015 University of Queensland, Australia Effects of the 2010 Deep Water Horizon oil spill on Gulf of Mexico Pelagic Fish
2015 RSMAS, University of Miami Effects of the 2010 Deep Water horizon oil spill of Gulf of Mexico Pelagic Fish
2014 University of British Columbia Effects of the 2010 Deep Water Horizon oil spill on Gulf of Mexico Pelagic Fish
2014 Louisiana State University Fish intestinal HCO3-secretion: from molecules to the oceanic inorganic carbon cycle
2013 RSMAS, University of Miami Fish intestinal HCO3-secretion: from molecules to the oceanic inorganic carbon cycle
2013 GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany Fish, the inorganic carbon cycle, acid – base balance and ocean acidification
2013 CIIMAR, Porto, Portugal Impacts of Deepwater Horizon oil on pelagic fish from the Gulf of Mexico – an overview of testing efforts and results
2012 University of North Texas Fish, the inorganic carbon cycle, acid – base balance and ocean acidification
2012 Valdosta State University Fish, the inorganic carbon cycle, acid – base balance and ocean acidification
2011 University of Tokyo Fish, the inorganic carbon cycle, acid – base balance and ocean acidification
2011 RSMAS Fish, the inorganic carbon cycle, acid – base balance and ocean acidification
2011 MBARI Impact of ocean acidification on marine teleost acid – base balance and contribution to the inorganic carbon cycle
2009 RSMAS, University of Miami Moving towards sensible environmental regulations for lead (Pb)
2007 North Florida University Intestinal HCO3-secretion in marine fish as a novel aspect of osmoregulation with implications for oceanic carbon cycling
2006 University of British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada Anion exchange in the marine teleost intestine is important for osmoregulation and possibly for oceanic carbon cycling
2006 RSMAS, University of Miami Marine fish osmoregulation and oceanic carbon cycling
2006 University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Intestinal apical anion exchange in involved in marine fish osmoregulation and may contribute to global carbon cycling
2005 RSMAS, University of Miami Intestinal anion exchange is critical for salt and water balance in marine fish – integrative aspects of epithelial transport
2005 University of Miami, Fairchild Tropical Gardens Pb toxicity in freshwater organisms – integrating toxicology, physiology and genomics
2004 Aarhus University, Denmark Intestinal bicarbonate secretion – a novel aspect of marine teleost osmoregulation
2004 University of Copenhagen, the August Krogh Institute, Denmark – an August Krogh Seminar Intestinal bicarbonate secretion – a novel aspect of marine teleost osmoregulation
2003 University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Miami, Florida, USA “Lead toxicity in fish and invertebrates – why are freshwater pulmonate snails so sensitive?”
2002 Saskatchewan University, Department of Biology, Sask, Canada “Toxicity of copper and silver in freshwater animals.”
2002 University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Florida, USA  “Copper toxicity in marine fish”
2001 MOBIX, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada “Copper homeostasis in teleost fish.”
2001 University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada “Copper homeostasis in teleost fish.”
2001 McMaster University, Ontario, Canada “Copper homeostasis in teleost fish.”
2000 University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Florida, USA. “Cu homeostasis in teleost fish.”
2000 International Copper Association Advisory Board Member
2000 International Copper Associations “Workshop on copper and molecular biology”. Washington, DC, “Copper homeostasis and toxicity in fish.”
2000 University of Copenhagen, the August Krogh Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark. “Cu homeostasis in fish.”
2000 External Advisory Committee Meeting, University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Florida, USA. “Cu toxicity and Cu-ATPases in marine fish.”
1999 Seminar at E.U. Joint Commission Laboratory, ISPRA, Italy. “Copper toxicokinetics and homeostasis in freshwater fish.”

Postdoctoral Fellows

2018 -  Dr. Christina Pasparakis
2017 -  Dr. Rachael Heuer Impact of ocean acidification on teleost fish acid – base balance and osmoregulation
2016 - 2017 Dr. Alex Little Osmoregulation and acid – base balance in marine fish Currently a postdoctoral researcher at University of California, Santa Barbara
2015 - 2017 Dr. Georgina Cox Impacts of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill on pelagic fish Currently a postdoctoral researcher at Guelph Univeristy, Ontario, Canada
2014 - 2017 Dr. John Stieglitz Impacts of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill on pelagic fish Currenly a research assistant professor at RSMAS, University of Miami 
2012 – 2013 Dr. Charlotte Bodinier Impacts of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill on pelagic fish and Intestinal transport processes in marine teleost’s Currently Ecotoxicologist, Scientific Manage at the Corporate HSE/ affiliation: Sanofi Aventis Group
2011 – 2016 Dr. Edward Mager Impacts of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill on pelagic fish Currently an assistant professor at University of North Texas
2009 – 2012  Dr. Andrew Esbaugh Field validation of chronic and acute BLM models for lead Currently an assistant professor at University of Texas
2009 – 2010 Dr. Josi Taylor Bicarbonate secretion by marine vertebrates Currently a postdoc at MBARII
2003 – 2005 Dr. Gretchen Bielmyer Ag and Cu toxicity in freshwater and marine aquatic organisms Currently an associate professor at Valdosta State University

Ph.D. Students 

2018 -  Leeann Frank To be determined 
2015 - Yadong Wang (Tentative) Impacts of the deep water horizon oil spill on Gulf of Mexico pelagic species.
2015 - Lela Schlenker (Tentative) Impacts of the deep water horizon oil spill on Gulf of Mexico pelagic species
2014 - 2018    Christina Pasparakis Impacts of environmental stressors on early - life staged Mah - mahi Currently a postdoctoral fellow at RSMAS, University of Miami 
2013 - 2016  Kevin Schauer Identification of the organic matrix in fish produced CaCO3- Currently employed with Thermo Fisher Scientific as a Field Applications Scientist 
2011 – 2016 Ilan Ruhr The role of guanylin peptides in intestinal ion transport Currently a postdoctoral fellow of University of Manchester
2010 – 2015 Rachael Heuer Impact of ocean acidification on teleost fish acid – base balance and osmoregulation Currently a postdoctoral fellow at University of Miami
2010 – 2014 John Stieglitz Impacts of the deep water horizon oil spill on early life stages of pelagic fish from the Mexican Gulf. Currently a research assistant professor at RSMAS, University of Miami
2008 – 2012 Kevin Brix Environmental and evolutionary physiology of salt transport in pupfish Currently environmental consultant
2006 – 2011 Janet Genz Intestinal base secretion serves osmoregulation in marine fish Currently an assistant professor at University of West Georgia
2005 – 2010 Sue Ebanks Ecophysiology of freshwater pulmonate snails Currently an assistant professor at Savannah State University
2005 – 2010 Edward Mager Interactions between water chemistry and chronic Pb exposure in freshwater organisms Currently an assistant professor at University of North Texas
2004 – 2009 Josi Taylor Intestinal bicarbonate secretion in marine teleost fish Currently a postdoc at MBARI
2003 – 2009 Jonathan Blanchard Copper homeostasis in fish and functional genomics Currently a high school teacher in New York

Teaching Experience

“Teaching for measuring Respiration, Swimming Performance, and Prefernce/Behavior in Aquatic Invertebrates and Fish” University of Miami, RSMAS Graduate course
“Environmental Biology of Fishes” University of Miami, RSMAS Upper undergraduate and graduate course
“Principles of Aquatic Toxicology” University of Miami, RSMAS Graduate course
Course administrator for “Animal Physiology” University of Copenhagen, August Krogh Institute
“Human Physiology” (Biology -1J03) McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
“Animal Physiology” University of Copenhagen, August Krogh Institute