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Congratulations Dr. Yadong Wang!

We are extremely proud to introduce you to Dr. Yadong Wang! On August 13th, Dr. Wang successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation entitled “The Physiological and Molecular Mechanisms of Nitrogen Excretion in the Early Life Stages of Mahi-Mahi (Coryphaena hippurus) and Zebrafish (Danio rerio).  It has been an honor to work with her and be a part … Continued

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Originally recorded in 2017, and recently reshared, one of RECOVER’s co-PIs Dr. Claire Paris from the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School spoke with the Dispatches from the Gulf podcast “GulfCast” on an episode discussing the research being conducted by Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative scientists on the use of dispersants during the Deepwater Horizon oil … Continued

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Original Story by Nilde Maggie Dannreuther and Stephanie Ellis For questions, comments or more information contact maggied@ngi.msstate.edu Scientists analyzed effects from non-weathered source oil (collected directly over the Deepwater Horizon wellhead) and weathered slick oil (collected from surface skimming) on the microRNAs of mahi-mahi embryos. MicroRNAs play a key role in regulating gene expression of messenger RNAs … Continued

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Original Story by Nilde Maggie Dannreuther and Stephanie Ellis For questions, comments, or more information contact maggied@ngi.msstate.edu Researchers conducted swim tests on Gulf of Mexico Cobia fish to investigate potential impacts from oil exposure. Compared to control fish, oil-exposed fish had a 36% lower stroke rate (volume of blood pumped per heartbeat) and an 18% … Continued

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In an initiative created by Dispatches from the Gulf called “50 short”, Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative scientists and researchers are interviewed on multiple topics relating to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, its impacts and the connection to society, in short videos. Produced in June 2016, RECOVER’s lead PI Dr. Martin Grosell from the University of … Continued

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Paper reviews are a wonderful way for scientists to be able to learn and teach their fellow colleagues about research that they do not particularly focus on but are interested in. RECOVER’s Dr. Christina Pasparaskis, based at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School, wrote one of those reviews based on a paper featuring a globe-trotting … Continued

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