Eric Hallerman - Professor of Fisheries and Wildlife
Genetics of fish and wildlife species; Genetic improvement of aquaculture stocks; Aquaculture biotechnology and related public policy; Genetics education
Conservation Genetics, Applied Conservation Genetics, Genetics for Aquaculturists
Selected Professional Achievements:
Director, Horseshoe Crab Research Center; President, Genetics and Introduced Fish Sections, American Fisheries Society; Editorial Boards: Aquaculture, International Journal of Recirculating Aquaculture. Co-convenor, Workshop on Aquaculture Biotechnology and Environmental Safety, Conservation Genetics Workshop on Imperiled Freshwater Mollusks and Fishes. Member, National Research Council, Committee on Scientific Concerns Regarding Animal Biotechnology, Committee on Agricultural Biotechnology, Health, and the Environment.
Sport Fish Restoration Outstanding Project Award, Fisheries Administration Section, American Fisheries Society, 2009, for restoration and enhancement of New River walleye fishery
Excellence in Fisheries Education Award, American Fisheries Society, 2007
Ongoing Research Projects:
Environmental Risk Assessments Perimeters for Growth Hormone Transgenic Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar). U.S.D.A.- CSREES Biotechnology Risk Assessments Program.
Genetic improvement of aquaculture stocks (U.S.D.A. Hatch Program, 2008-2012)
Horseshoe crab research and monitoring program (National Marine Fisheries Service, 2004 - Present)
Research and Scholarly Publications:
Hallerman, E.M. In press. Transgenic fishes: Applications, state of the art, risk concerns. In. R.A. Meyers, ed. Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology. Springer, New York.
Kongchum, P., E. Sandel, S. Lutzky, E.M. Hallerman, G. Hulata, L. David, and Y. Palti. 2011. Assocaition betwen IL-10a single nucleotide polymorphisms and resistance to cyprinid herpesvirus-3 infection in common carp (Cyprinus carpio). Aquaculture 315:417-421.
Karaket, T., S. Poompuang, U. Na-Nakorn, W. Kamonrat, and E.M. Hallerman. 2011. DNA microsatellite-based evaluation of early growth performance among strains of freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii De Man. Aquaculture 311:315-122.
Grobler, P., J.W. Jones, N. Johnson, R.J. Neves, and E.M. Hallerman. 2011. Homogeneity at nuclear microsatellite loci masks mitochondrial haplotype diversity in the fanshell pearlymussel (Cyprogenia stegaria). Journal of Heredity 102:196-206.
Kongchum, P., E.M. Hallerman, G. Hulata, L. David, and Y. Palti. 2011. Molecular cloning, characterization , and expression analysis of TLR9, MyD88, and TRAF6 genes in common carp (Cyprinus carpio). Fish and Shellfish Immunology 30:361-371.
Faurby, S., T.L. King, M. Obst, E.M. Hallerman, C. Pertoldi, and P. Funch. 2010. Population dynamics of American horseshoe crabs – historic climatics events and recent anthropogenic pressures. Molecular Ecology 19:3088-3100.
Murthy, U., L.T. Li, E. Hallerman, E.A. Fox, M.A. Perez-Quinones, L.M. Delcambre, and R. S. Torres. 2011. Use of subimages in fish species identification: A qualitative study. JCDL2011 (Joint Conference on Digital Libraries), Ottawa, ON, June 13-17, 2011, in press.
Hine, M., S. Adams, R. Arthur, D. Bartley, M.G. Bondad-Reantaso, C. Chavez. J. Clausen, A. Dalsgaard, T. Flegel, R. Guding, E. Hallerman, C. Hewitt, I. Karunasagar, C.V. Mohan, R. Perera, P. Smith, R. Subasinghe, and R. Wardle. 2010. Expert Panel Presentation III.3: Improving biosecurity, a necessity for aquaculture sustainability. Global Conference on Aquaculture 2010, Phuket, Thailand, September 2-15, 2010.
Van Eenennaam, A., E.M. Hallerman, and W.M. Muir. 2011. The science and regulation of food from genetically engineered animals. Council for Agricultural Science and Technology Commentary QTA2011-2. Council for Agricultural Science and Technology, Ames, Iowa.
Shallom, J.M., R. Johnson, B.A. Lubinski, M.S. Eackles, M.J. Springmann, J.E. Davis, E.M. Hallerman, and T.L. King. 2011. Genomic DNA sequences of three freshwater mussels uploaded onto National Center for Biotechnology Information website:
Alasmodonta varicosa – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore?term=Alasmodanta%20varicosa
Alasmodonta heterodon - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore?term=Alasmodanta%20heterodon
Elliptio companata - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore?term=Elliptio%20complanata
Interesting Web Sites:
- Conservation Genetics Workshop on Imperiled Freshwater Mollusks and Fishes, Shepherdstown, WV, June 29-30, 2004
- Performance standards
for safely conducting research into gentically modified fish and shellfish
- Introduced Fish Section of the American
- Genetics Section
of the American Fisheries Society
- American Fisheries
Society Online Bookstore
- Information Systems for Biotechnology
- E-FISH: The Virtual Aquarium
- SuperIDR Project
Last update 6/17/2010