Principal Investigator
Professor and Chair
University of Miami

Martin Grosell is the lead PI and director of RECOVER. Dr. Grosell is a Maytag professor of ichthyology with a specialty in environmental physiology and toxicology at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (RSMAS) in the Department of Marine Biology and Ecology. Dr. Grosell has been a faculty member at RSMAS since 2002 and has published 150 papers in the peer-reviewed literature as well as numerous books and book chapters on the physiology and mechanistic toxicology of aquatic organisms. Areas of expertise include trace metal homeostasis and toxicity, oil and PAH toxicity, respiratory gas exchange, cardiovascular physiology, acid-base balance, and osmoregulation in fish and invertebrates. Physiological endpoints considered by Grosell’s group span, gene expression, enzymatic activities, immunohistochemistry, embryonic development, water and solute transport by cells and epithelia, respiratory gas exchange, whole animal homeostasis of salt, water and pH, as well as exercise physiology. Dr. Grosell obtained his MSc (1993) and Ph.D. (1997) from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, at the August Krogh Institute.

Dr. Grosell is excited about the RECOVER activities that will provide an integrative understanding of impacts of oil exposure on coastal (redfish) and pelagic (mahi-mahi) fish from the Gulf of Mexico spanning from subcellular and molecular endpoints through organ function, integrative whole animal studies and finally population level considerations.