Professor of Biology; Director, Basic Animal Services Unit, University of Arkansas at Little Rock; President-Elect; Chair, Animal Care and Use Committee, American Society of Mammalogists, Behavioral and Evolutionary EcologyRobert S. Sikes, PhD, is a professor of biology and director of the basic animal services unit at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He currently serves as President-Elect of the American Society of Mammalogists, and he chairs the animal care and use committee for that organization. His background and research experience is exclusively with wild vertebrates, both in the field and in captivity.
Professor, Department of Fisheries, Animal, and Veterinary Science; IACUC Chair, University of Rhode IslandTerry Bradley is a Professor in the Department of Fisheries, Animal and Veterinary Science at the University of Rhode Island and has served as Chair of the IACUC since 2007. His focus is on aquatic organisms and his lab has conducted basic and applied research on an array of finfish species including salmonids, sea bass, summer flounder, scombrids, mahi-mahi and cod. Ongoing research projects in his lab include: 1) production of transgenic salmonids to investigate the role of selected muscle regulatory factors in development and growth of fish and 2) developing methods for aquaculture of yellowfin tuna which includes collection of broodstock and larval and juvenile culture. In addition to these academic pursuits he also has extensive experience working with various sectors of the global aquaculture industry.
Professor, University of WashingtonDr. David M. Parichy is a professor in the Department of Biology at University of Washington in Seattle (http://faculty.washington.edu/dparichy/). Parichy's laboratory studies developmental genetics and evolution of zebrafish and related species, focusing primarily on controls of adult pigment pattern formation and other aspects of post-embryonic development; they have also published a normal table of zebrafish post-embyronic developmental stages. His group has additionally studied zebrafish natural history in the field in India and zebrafish behavior and congnitive processing in the laboratory. Parichy received a B.A. in Biology from Reed College (1991) and a Ph.D. in Population Biology from University of California at Davis (1997), and he was an NSF-Sloan Postdoctoral Fellow at Washington University Medical School in St Louis (1997-2000). He began as an Assistant Professor at University of Texas in 2000 where he was promoted to Associate Professor in 2004. He has been at University of Washington since 2005.
Lecturer and Aquatic Animal Program Director, Department of Comparative Medicine - Aquatic Animal VeterinarianBiography for Dr. George E. Sanders, DVM, MS, Certified Fish Pathologist (AFS/FHS). Degrees / Certifications: B.S. – in Biology, from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA D.V.M. - from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, in Baton Rouge, LA. M.S. - in Comparative Medicine from the University of Washington, Department of Comparative Medicine after completing a National Institutes of Health (NIH) sponsored Laboratory Animal Training Program. Fish Pathology Certification - from the American Fisheries Society, Fish Health Section. Currently Primary Employment: Lecturer & Aquatic Animal Program Director at the University of Washington, School of Medicine, Department of Comparative Medicine in Seattle, WA, USA.
Saturday, April 2
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Professor of Biology; Director, Basic Animal Services Unit, University of Arkansas at Little Rock; President-Elect; Chair, Animal Care and Use Committee, American Society of Mammalogists, Behavioral and Evolutionary Ecology
Professor, Department of Fisheries, Animal, and Veterinary Science; IACUC Chair, University of Rhode Island
Professor, University of Washington
Lecturer and Aquatic Animal Program Director, Department of Comparative Medicine - Aquatic Animal Veterinarian
There are as many or more species of fish than all other vertebrates combined. Zebrafish are a major model for laboratory research, and wild fish stocks, which must be managed in a sustainable manner, represent food resources to a large proportion of the Earth's human population. When amphibians and other obligate aquatic species are included, aquatic organisms account for about two-thirds of all living vertebrate species. This panel will explore questions IACUCs must address if they are to provide appropriate oversight of aquatic research in both captive and wild environments.