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Mr. Charles Brown has recently joined the Galvez laboratory and will start in the Ph.D. program on January 2012.

Fernando Galvez, Benjamin Dubansky, and Charlotte Bodinier publish a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences providing the first report of biological effects in resident fish www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1109545108

Galvez lab research featured by National Science Foundation: Press Release 11-206
Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon Spill Effects on Fish Revealed

Fernando Galvez testifies before the House Committee on Natural Resources in Washington, D.C.
Oral Testimony: http://naturalresources.house.gov/UploadedFiles/GalvezDisclosure10.12.11.pdf
Written Testimony: http://naturalresources.house.gov/UploadedFiles/GalvezDisclosure10.12.11.pdf

Galvez research presented on the U.S. Senate floor by Senator Bill Nelson of Florida:
See at 1h:44m for presentation: http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/SenateSession4938

Fernando Galvez publishes manuscript in the Proceedings in the National Academy of Sciences on NSF-funded titled “Genomic mechanisms of evolved physiological plasticity in killifish distributed along an environmental salinity gradient”. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 108: 6193-6198.

Benjamin Dubansky, Brian Whitaker, and Fernando Galvez publish a manuscript featured on the cover of the Biological Bulletin. See Biological Bulletin. 220: 97-10.

March 2011: Ying Guan and Christine Savolainen were awarded a McDaniel’s Travel Award through the Department of Biological Sciences, LSU to present their poster at the 2011 World Aquaculture Society meeting in New Orleans, LA.

 March 2011: Congratulations to Brian Whitaker who recently received a fellowship from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Program to study the physiological interaction of larval, unionid freshwater mussels and fish hosts.  

 February 2011: Michael Truax received a one year research grant through the LA Sea Grant Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program to study the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on fish energetics.

 February 2011: A manuscript by Dubansky, Whitaker, and Galvez entitled, “The influence of cortisol on the attachment and metamorphosis of larval Utterbackia imbecillis on bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus)” was accepted for publication in The Biological Bulletin.

Look for it in on the web or in print, soon!  Check the pictures page.  Contact Ben for any details. bduban1@lsu.edu.

 November 2010: Fernando Galvez and graduate student Benjamin Dubansky received a new grant to study the effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on the health of coastal fish populations in Barataria Bay, Louisiana.  New data is emerging as we speak.  Sneak peeks will be available soon!  Keep checking the pictures section.  

 July 2010: Ben Dubansky was recently interviewed by Mark Strassmann from CBS evening news regarding the effects of oil contamination along Louisiana’s coastal marshes.  See the video:

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