Greg Lewbart

INVERTEBRATE MEDICINE, Second Edition BLOG

Who is Dr. Edward Noga?

March 12, 2013

Tags: Edward J. Noga, MS, DVM

Edward J. Noga received his B.S. (with honors) from Florida Atlantic University as well as his M.S. in Biology. He received the D.V.M. degree with honors from the University of Florida in 1982. Also in 1982, he joined the faculty at North Carolina State University as Assistant Professor of Aquatic Medicine, where he initiated the Aquatic Medicine program. He was formerly Professor of Aquatic Medicine (in the Department of Clinical Sciences) and Zoology (in the Department of Biology) at North Carolina State University and Adjunct Professor of Marine Science at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He is currently President of South Eastern Aquatechnologies, a startup R&D company devoted to the development of novel health improvement strategies for aquatic animals. His research interests have involved studies of infectious diseases in finfish and shellfish, with emphasis on immune mechanisms and how these are influenced by environment and toxins. This includes ecotoxicology with emphasis on development of biomarkers for monitoring health of cultured and wild aquatic populations. It also has included the discovery and biochemical characterization of novel antibiotics from aquatic animals.

Selected Works

Science Writing
The Second Edition of Invertebrate Medicine was released in December, 2011. It has been substantially expanded from the first edition to reflect the tremendous growth of the pertinent literature and work that is being accomplished in the fields of invertebrate animal medicine, disease investigation, conservation, husbandry, and animal welfare. In 2012 it is being recognized with a Text and Academic Authors Association TEXTY award for excellence in the Life Sciences Category and first place in the Health Care Professionals (nonphysicians) category of the 2012 American Medical Writers Association Book Awards.
This book, edited by Karen L. Rosenthal, Neil A. Forbes, Frederic L. Frye, and Gregory A. Lewbart, utilizes approximately 400 clinical cases to describe and address many of the major medical and surgical conditions of exotic animal pets.
Invertebrate Medicine is the single most comprehensive resource available today on invertebrate animal medicine.
"....you will without doubt want to own this excellent collection of questions from fish veterinarians on both sides of the Atlantic...." --David Williams, The Veterinary Journal
Creative Non-Fiction
"This is a delightful book. The stories, each amazingly different, are told with warmth, humor and sensitivity. They are sometimes sad, always captivating. It is a book you can dip into on a journey or read before sleep at night. Buy it and give copies to your friends." Jane Goodall
Fiction
....a darn good yarn.
--Ken Moore, Naples Daily News
...well-told and environmentally informative story about buried treasure and smuggling of exotic animals...
--Rod Cockshutt, The News & Observer