FEB 06, 2014 10:00 AM PST

Zebrafish Husbandry Education Efforts by GSCC, UAB, and a Community of Scholars

Speaker
  • Director, Aquatic Science and Aquaculture Education and Development Center Aquaculture Instructor, Gadsden State Community College
    Biography
      B.S. Biology Minor: Chemistry and General Sciences Bowling Green State UniversityM.S. Biology University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Thesis: Developmental expression of digestive enzymes in Procambarus clarkii (Girard 1852) Crustacea: DecapodaPh.D. Biology (UAB) Dissertation: Determination of dietary protein, carbohydrate, and lipid requirements for the sea urchin Lytechinus variegatus fed semi-purified feedsAffiliate Faculty Dauphin Island Sea Lab teaching Marine AquacultureAffiliate Faculty Auburn University, School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic SciencesTenured Faculty and Program Manager Gadsden State Community College Aquaculture Education and Development Center (since 2001)20 years of aquaculture experience growing over 20 different species of aquatic and marine organisms using multiple production methods13 years of experience in aquaculture instruction, education , and extension
       

    Abstract

    A problem facing the rapid growth of zebrafish as a model for human disease is a lack of qualified personnel that understand the benefits and limitations of fish culture. As this model gains prominence, the need for adequately trained personnel and standardization of methods for fish culture among laboratories will only increase. Gadsden State Community College (GSCC) in partnership with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and the Zebrafish Husbandry Association (ZHA) are developing a training program for zebrafish husbandry. The program has two parts: 1) an online education course offered through GSCC that provides narrated presentations of husbandry content with online quizzes, and 2) a 3- day experience-based workshop held at GSCC to teach technical skills through a team of husbandry experts. In June 2012, 18 world experts in the zebrafish field gathered to initiate development of a new online curriculum and technical workshop. The effort resulted in 30 power-point presentations and the rough outline for a first technical workshop. The online course modules are: Water Quality, Systems and Filtration, Colony Management and Nutrition, and Compliance, Facilities, and Disease. Each module consists of five to ten detailed presentations of 15 to 30 minutes duration. Four major vendors for zebrafish husbandry research systems (Aquaneering Inc., Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems Inc., Aquatic Solutions by Tecniplast, and Thoren Aquatics Systems, Inc.) donated expertise and stand-alone zebrafish husbandry systems to GSCC in support of the online course and technical workshop. The online course and first technical workshop are planned to launch in the Summer of 2014. This effort will provide a state-of-the-art, cost-effective, and efficient training mechanism for individuals involved with the research and husbandry of zebrafish.


    Show Resources
    You May Also Like
    APR 07, 2020 8:00 AM PDT
    C.E. CREDITS
    APR 07, 2020 8:00 AM PDT
    DATE: April 7, 2020 TIME: 8:00am PT, 11:00am ET This webinar sets out to establish why quality control is key to robust, reliable, reproducible science. We will look at best practice criteri...
    FEB 26, 2020 9:00 AM PST
    C.E. CREDITS
    FEB 26, 2020 9:00 AM PST
    DATE: February 26, 2020 TIME: 9:00am PST 3D cell culture and analysis and the study of organoids and spheroids are becoming more prevalent as a research method in publications as traditional...
    MAY 08, 2020 10:00 AM PDT
    C.E. CREDITS
    MAY 08, 2020 10:00 AM PDT
    DATE: May 8, 2020 TIME: 10:00am PT, 11:00am MT, 1:00pm ET The application of next generation sequencing to interrogate immune repertoires and methods in which these highly complex dataset...
    OCT 08, 2020 7:00 AM PDT
    Add to Calendar Select one of the following: iCal Google Calendar Outlook Calendar Yahoo Calendar
    C.E. CREDITS
    OCT 08, 2020 7:00 AM PDT
    Add to Calendar Select one of the following: iCal Google Calendar Outlook Calendar Yahoo Calendar
    DATE: October 8, 2020 TIME: 7:00am PDT, 10:00am EDT, 4:00pm CEST How often do you pipette in your cell culture lab every day? Usually, we do it so often that we tend stop thinking about ho...
    AUG 18, 2020 10:00 AM PDT
    Add to Calendar Select one of the following: iCal Google Calendar Outlook Calendar Yahoo Calendar
    C.E. CREDITS
    AUG 18, 2020 10:00 AM PDT
    Add to Calendar Select one of the following: iCal Google Calendar Outlook Calendar Yahoo Calendar
    DATE: August 18, 2020 TIME: 10:00am PT Get deeper understanding of gene expression patterns by using assays that retain spatial organization at single cell resolution! Come learn about the n...
    JUN 17, 2020 1:30 PM PDT
    C.E. CREDITS
    JUN 17, 2020 1:30 PM PDT
    Understanding the complex interplay between a pathogen and the host response is important to developing effective vaccines and therapeutics. The nCounter® Analysis System and GeoMx®...
    Loading Comments...
    Show Resources
    Attendees
    • See more