Lecture on Dec. 16, 2013

Time:Dec. 16, 2013  10:30

Venue:Room 506, Museum for Aquatic Organisms

Speaker:Dr. Brian Small Ph.D,

    Associate Professor, College of Agricultural Sciences

    Southern Illinois University

Title:Delineating the regulation of growth in Scaphirhynchus sturgeon


Time:Dec. 16, 2013  10:30

Venue:Room 506, Museum for Aquatic Organisms

Speaker:Dr. Paul Brown

    Professor,Department of Forestry and Natural Resources

    Purdue University

Title:A new theoretical framework for studying nutrition, reproduction and health of wild and cultured fish


Introduction to the Speakers:

Dr. Biran Small is an Associate Professor in the Center for Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences and the Acting Associate Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences at Southern Illinois University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1998, focusing his research on striped bass culture, nutrition and physiology. Prior to arriving at Southern Illinois University, Dr. Small spent 10 years as a researcher for US Department of Agriculture, where he was a lead scientist on a project to improve catfish production through genetics, physiology, and selective breeding. His current research interests include enhancement of fish nutrition and physiological processes regulating commercially important traits, as well as the development of a shovelnose sturgeon aquaculture industry. Dr. Small is active in the World Aquaculture Society and the American Fisheries Society (AFS), and is currently serving as the President of the Physiology Section of AFS.


Dr. Paul Brown, Professor in fish and aquaculture nutrition, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University. USA. His researches also involve nutrigenomics.

Dr. Hanping Wang, Professor at the Ohio State University South Center. His researches involve fish genetics and breeding (yellow perch, sunfish, etc.). Prof. Wang used to work in the Yangtze River Fisheries Research Institute, China Academy of Fishery Sciences.