Research Activities

Reproductive Endocrinology

Crustacean Models

Chinese Mitten Crabs:                                       

    Life history model for California

   Temperature influences on zoea effecting population dynamics

   Characterization of vitellin

   Development of anti-Vn antiserum & ELISA for vitellin

    Conservation Biology

 

Ridgeback Shrimp:   

    Characterization of vitellin

    Development of anti-Vn antiserum & ELISA for vitellin

    Effects of methyl farnesoate on vitellogenin synthesis

    Attempting to obtain gene sequence of vitellogenin

 

 

Tadpole Shrimp: 

     Inhibitory effect of methyl farnesoate on oocyte development

    Development of liposomes with methyl farnesoate  

    Inhibition of Reproduction using methyl farnesoate in lab

    Inhibition of Reproduction using methyl farnesoate in rice fields

    Methyl farnesoate metabolism in tadpole shrimp tissues

 

 

 

Grants

2007

US Fish and Wildlife Service 2007 - 2012: Chinese Mitten Crab population Dynamics

        Cooperative Ecological Systems Unit: In collaboration with the Smithsonian Ecological Research Center

 

2006

California Agricultural and Technology Institute (N cost Extension) - 2003 - 2006: Control of Tadpole Shrimp by Methyl Farnesoate Inhibition of Reproduction

California Rice Research Board 2006 Tadpole Shrimp Reproduction and Management

Research award from College of Science & Math

 

2005

US Fish and Wildlife Service 2005 - 2006: Chinese Mitten Crab Life History

California Sea Grant: 2005: Environmental Factors affecting Chinese Mitten Crab, Eriocheir sinensis, year-class strength

California Agricultural and Technology Institute (2nd year) - 2003 - 2005: Control of Tadpole Shrimp by Methyl Farnesoate Inhibition of Reproduction

California Rice Research Board 2005 Tadpole Shrimp Reproduction and Management

Research award from College of Science & Math

2004

National Sea Grant (2nd year) : 2003 - 2005: Determination of Chinese Mitten Crab, Eriocheir sinensis, Year-Class Strength Through Investigation of their Reproductive Life History

California Rice Research Board 2004 Tadpole Shrimp Reproduction and Management

California Agricultural and Technology Institute (2nd year) - 2003 - 2005: Control of Tadpole Shrimp by Methyl Farnesoate Inhibition of Reproduction

Research award from College of Science & Math

2003

National Sea Grant: 2003 - 2005: Determination of Chinese Mitten Crab, Eriocheir sinensis, Year-Class Strength Through Investigation of their Reproductive Life History

US Fish and Wildlife Service 2003 - 2004: Chinese Mitten Crab Life History

California Rice Research Board - 2003: Effective control of tadpole shrimp damage to rice yield: Ground application of copper sulfate and methyl farnesoate-liposome pellets

California Agricultural and Technology Institute - 2003 - 2005: Control of Tadpole Shrimp by Methyl Farnesoate Inhibition of Reproduction

Research award from College of Science & Math

2002

California Rice Research Board - 2002:  Effective control of tadpole shrimp damage to rice yield: Ground application of copper sulfate and methyl farnesoate-laden pellets

California Water Institute - 2002: Environmental Cues as Mitten Crab Regulators for the Downstream Migration Behavior and Reproduction

CSU-Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology 2002: Travel grant

Research award from College of Science & Math

 

2001

California Agricultural and Technology Institute - 2001 - 2003: Control of Tadpole Shrimp by Methyl Farnesoate Inhibition of Reproduction

California Rice Research Board - 2001:  Reproductive Control of the Invasive Tadpole Shrimp by Methyl Farnesoate

Research award from College of Science & Math
 

2000

California Agricultural and Technology Institute - 2000: Reproductive Control of the Invasive Tadpole Shrimp by Methyl Farnesoate

Research award from College of Science & Math

 

1999

University Research and Creative Activities

Research award from College of Science & Math

 

1998

University Research and Creative Activities

Research award from College of Science & Math

 

1997

University Research and Creative Activities

Research award from College of Science & Math

 

1996

University Research and Creative Activities

Research award from College of Science & Math

 

1995

California Sea Grant 1995 Regulation of Gonadal Maturation in Penaeid Shrimp

University Research and Creative Activities

Research award from College of Science & Math

 

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