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INVERTEBRATE MEDICINE, Second Edition BLOG

Who is Dr. Fredric Frye?

Fredric L. Frye, BSc, DVM, MSc, CBiol, FIBiol, FRSM:

After his honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy, where he served as a combat air crew member in a blimp squadron engaged in antisubmarine patrols during the Korean War. Fredric Frye earned his degrees at the University of California, Davis and served two residencies:  Read More 
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Who is Dr. Flavio Corsin?

Flavio Corsin is the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) Vietnam Manager and Asia aquaculture representative. Flavio is also a co-founder of ICAFIS and served as the 1st ICAFIS Director from March 2010 to January 2012. Graduated with a M.Sc. in Aquaculture from the University of Stirling (UK), he was awarded a Ph.D. in aquatic epidemiology  Read More 
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Who is Dr. Jay Levine?

Jay Levine, is a professor of epidemiology and public health at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Levine obtained his bachelors degree from Michigan State University, and his professional degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Tennessee. After working as a veterinary clinician for two years he received a  Read More 
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Who is Dr. Roxanna Smolowitz?

Dr. Smolowitz graduated from Purdue University, School of Veterinary Medicine in 1981. She finished a residency in pathology at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital, Boston, MA, in 1984 and a Bang Fellowship at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in 1987 where she studied hemocytic leukemia in soft shell clams. From 1987 to 1989, she was a guest researcher with Dr.  Read More 
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Who Is Dr. Wade Lehmann?

Wade Lehmann is an avid aquarist who began rearing fish as a hobby 30
years ago. His initial forays into maintaining simple glass tanks
with air stones eventually evolved into designing and maintaining
fully developed coral reef systems. Wade was instrumental in
developing the first significant website related to reef aquaria,
reefs.org, as well  Read More 
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Who is Dr. Michael Bodri?

Mike Bodri was set on becoming a herpetologist until the poor job outlook altered his career plans and he decided to pursue entomology. After earning his BS and while pursuing a MS in entomology, his desire to work with non-domestic animals increased and he decided that the best way to indulge his passion for “ Read More 
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Hot Topic Article: Natural Coral Clones; Science 335(6072):1064

Australian scientists AJ Heyward and AP Negri report an unusual method of reproduction on Great Barrier Reef Corals. Below is the title, abstract, and link to the publication:

Turbulence, Cleavage, and the Naked Embryo: A Case for Coral Clones

After mass spawning events, coral embryos, lacking the protective capsule of other metazoans, are directly  Read More 
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Who Is Dr. Bernard Vallat?

I thought it might be of interest to highlight one of the book's contributors periodically so readers can learn a little more about the chapter authors. I'll begin with Dr. Bernard Vallat who wrote the Foreword.

Dr. Vallat graduated from the National Veterinary School, Toulouse, France, in 1971. He also has a degree  Read More 
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