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.