Environmental Physiology & Toxicology
Grosell Lab



 

 

 Martin Grosell
 
Professor of Marine Biology and Fisheries

University of Miami RSMAS/MBF
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149-1098    USA
Phone: (305) 421-4623
Fax: (305) 421-4001
E-mail:
mgrosell@rsmas.miami.edu
 Curriculum Vitae

 
Education and Degrees
1997  Ph.D. The August Krogh Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
1993  Cand. Scient. (M.S.) The August Krogh Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark


Employment History

2010 -             Professor at RSMAS, University of Miami, Florida, USA
2007 - 2010   Associate Professor at RSMAS, University of Miami, Florida, USA
2002 - 2006   Assistant Research Professor at RSMAS, University of Miami, Florida, USA
2001 - 2002   Skou Stipendiate at the August Krogh Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
2000 - 2001   Senior Research Associate at the Department of Biology, McMaster University, Hamilton,
                         Ontario, Canada
1997 - 2000   Post Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Biology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario,
                         Canada
1998                Post Doctoral Fellow (Forskningsadjunkt), Eco-physiology, Department of Biology, Odense
                         University

Honors and Fellowships
2015                University of Miami’s Provost Award for Scholarly Activity in recognition of outstanding research                          accomplishments in Marine Biology and Fisheries.
2014                Awarded Graduate student mentor of the year at RSMAS.
2011                Awarded undergraduate student advisor of the year at University of Miami.
2009                Selected as STAR reviewer for American Journal of Physiology, Integrative and Comparative Physiology.
2005                Canadian Society of Zoology’s Young Investigator (Bob Boutilier) Award.
2001                Skou Stipend, Danish Natural Research Council.       
2001                Society of Experimental Biology Presidents Medal.
1999                SETAC/Taylor & Francis Advanced Training Fellowship.

Professional Services
  • Editor in Chief:
    2013-                Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C.
  • Associate Editor:
    2012-2013       Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology.
  • Member of Editorial Board:
    2010-                Frontiers of Aquatic Physiology.
    2009-                American Journal of Physiology, Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology.
    2006-2012       Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology.
  • Guest Editor:
    Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - water transport
    Aquatic Toxicology
    special issue - Physiological mechanisms of metal homeostasis and toxicity
    Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
    special issue - Epithelial ion transport
    Biochimica et Biophysica Acta special issue - Epithelial anion ion transport – An integrative  approach
  • Reviewer for Funding Agencies:
    American National Sciences Foundation, Argentinian Antorchas Fundacion, British Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Danish Council for Independent Research, Great Lakes Fisheries Commission, National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), The University of Maine, American Sea Grant Consortium.
  • Reviewer for International Journals:
    Acta Physiologica, American Journal of Physiology, Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, Aquatic Living Resources, Aquatic Toxicology, Aquaculture, Aquaculture nutrition, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, Chemosphere, , Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, Environmental Science and Technology, FASEB, FEBS letters, General and Comparative Endocrinology, Frontier, Fish Biology, Fish Physiology and Biochemistry, Israel Journal of Zoology, Journal of Anatomy, Journal of Applied Clay Science, Journal of Experimental Biology, Journal of Comparative Physiology, Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Marine Biology, Nature Communications, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS), Proceedings of the Royal Society, Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, Physiological genomics, PLoS ONE, Respiratory physiology and neurobiology, Science of the Total Environment (STOTEN), Society of Experimental Biology Special publication, Water, air and soil pollution.
  • Symposia Organized or Co-organized:
    "Physiology of trace metal homeostasis and toxicity" APS Intersociety Meeting: Global change and global science: comparative physiology in a changing world. Westin Westminister Resort, Colorado, 2010.
    "Water transport" Society of Experimental Biology annual meeting, Canterbury, UK, 2006.
    "Acclimation/adaptation of animals to metals: Resistance, tolerance and cost" SETAC North Americ session, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 2005.
    "Toxicogenomics in environmental studies" SETAC North Americ session, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 2005.
    "Physiological mechanisms of metal homeostasis and toxicity" SETAC Europe session, Prague, Check Republic, 2004.
    "Epithelial anion transport – an integrative perspective" SEB seminar, Southampton, UK, 2003.
    "Epithelial transport - a tribute to Hans H. Ussing" SEB seminar, Swansea, UK, 2002.
    "Metabolism of essential yet toxic trace metals" APS seminar San Diego, Sept 2002.

Examiner
Chair of evaluation committee for Karin Hussy, PhD defence, Marine Biological Laboratory, University of Copenhagen, 2002

Memberships of Professional Organizations
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) North America
Society of Experimental Biology

Invited Departmental Seminars
2016                East China Sea Fisheries Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences: Fish intestinal                          HCO3- secretion: from molecules to the oceanic inorganic carbon cycle.
2016                University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada: Effects of the 2010 Deep Water Horizon oil spill on Gulf of                          Mexico Pelagic Fish.
2015                University of Townsville, Australia: Physiological impacts of elevated carbon dioxide and ocean acidification                          on fish.
2015                University of Queensland, Australia: Effects of the 2010 Deep Water Horizon oil spill on Gulf of Mexico                          Pelagic Fish.
2015                RSMAS, University of Miami: Effects of the 2010 Deep Water Horizon oil spill on Gulf of Mexico Pelagic Fish.
2014                University of British Columbia: Effects of the 2010 Deep Water Horizon oil spill on Gulf of Mexico Pelagic                                Fish.
2014                Louisiana State University: Fish intestinal HCO3- secretion: from molecules to the oceanic inorganic carbon                          cycle.
2013                RSMAS, University of Miami: Fish intestinal HCO3- secretion: from molecules to the oceanic inorganic                                   carbon cycle.
2013                GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany: Fish, the inorganic carbon cycle, acid-base balance and ocean acidification.
2013                CIIMAR, Porto, Portugal: Impacts of Deepwater Horizon oil on pelagic fish from the Gulf of Mexico – an                          overview of testing efforts and results.
2012                University of North Texas: Fish, the inorganic carbon cycle, acid-base balance and ocean acidification.
2012                Valdosta State University: Fish, the inorganic carbon cycle, acid-base balance and ocean acidification.
2011                University of Tokyo: Fish, the inorganic carbon cycle, acid-base balance and ocean acidification.
2011                RSMAS: Fish, the inorganic carbon cycle, acid-base balance and ocean acidification.
2011                MBARI: Impact of ocean acidification on marine teleost acid-base balance and contribution to the inorganic                          carbon cycle.
2009                RSMAS, University of Miami: Moving towards sensible environmental regulations for lead (Pb).
2007                North Florida University: Intestinal HCO3- secretion in marine fish as a novel aspect of osmoregulation with                          implications for oceanic carbon cycling.
2006                University of British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada: Anion exchange in the marine teleost intestine is                          important for osmoregulation and possibly for oceanic carbon cycling.
2006                RSMAS, University of Miami, Marine fish osmoregulation and oceanic carbon cycling.
2006                University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: Intestinal apical anion exchange in involved in marine                          fish osmoregulation and may contribute to global carbon cycling.
2005               RSMAS, University of Miami: Intestinal anion exchange is critical for salt and water balance in marine fish –                         integrative aspects of epithelial transport.
2005               University of Miami, Fairchild Tropical Gardens: Pb toxicity in freshwater organisms – integrating toxicology,                         physiology and genomics.
2004               Aarhus University, Denmark: Intestinal bicarbonate secretion – a novel aspect of marine teleost                         osmoregultion.
2004               University of Copenhagen, the August Krogh Institute, Denmark – an August Krogh Seminar: Intestinal                         bicarbonate secretion – a novel aspect of marine teleost osmoregultion.
2003               University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and atmospheric Sciences, Miami, FL, USA. “Lead toxicity in                         fish and invertebrates – why are freshwater pulmonate snails so sensitive?"
2002               Saskatchewan University, Department of Biology, Sask, Canada. “Toxicity of copper and silver in freshwater                         animals.”
2002              University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sci¬ences, Florida, US. “Copper toxicity in                        marine fish.”
2001              MOBIX, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada “Copper homeostasis in teleost fish.”
2001              University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. “Copper homeostasis in teleost fish.”
2001              McMaster University, Ontario, Canada. “Copper homeostasis in teleost fish.”
2000              University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Florida, US. “Cu homeostasis in                        teleost fish.”
2000              International Copper Association Advisory Board Member.
2000              International Copper Associations “Workshop on copper and molecular biology” Washington DC, “Copper                        homeostasis and toxicity in fish.”
2000              University of Copenhagen, the August Krogh Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark. “Cu homeostasis in fish.”
2000              External Advisory Committee Meeting, University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric                        Sciences Florida, US. “Cu toxicity and Cu-ATPases in marine fish.”
1999              Seminar at E.U. Joint Commission Laboratory, ISPRA, Italy. “Copper toxicokinetics and homeostasis in                        freshwater fish.”

Postdoctoral Fellows
2016-               Dr. Alex Little: Project title: Osmoregulation and acid-base balance in marine fish.
2015-               Dr. Georgina Cox: Project title: Impacts of the gulf of Mexico oil spill on pelagic fish.
2014-               Dr. John Stieglitz: Project title: Impacts of the gulf of Mexico oil spill on pelagic fish.
2012-2013      Dr. Charlotte Bodinier: Project titles: Impacts of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill on pelagic fish and Intestinal                          transport processes in marine teleosts. (Currently Ecotoxicologist, Scientific Manager at the Corporate HSE/                          affiliation: Sanofi Aventis Group).
2011-2016      Dr. Edward Mager: Dr. Edward Mager. Project title: Impacts of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill on pelagic fish.                          (Currently an assistant professor at University of North Texas)
2009-2012      Dr. Andrew Esbaugh: Dr. Andrew Esbaugh. Project title: Field validation of chronic and acute BLM models                          for lead. (Currently an Assistant Professor at University of Texas).
2009-2010      Dr. Josi Taylor: Dr. Josi Taylor. Project title: Bicarbonate secretion by marine vertebrates. (Currently a                          postdoc at MBARI).
2003-2005      Dr. Gretchen Bielmyer: Dr. Gretchen Bielmyer. Project title: Ag and Cu toxicity in freshwater and marine                          aquatic organisms. (Currently an Associate Professor at Valdosta State University).

Ph.D. Students
2015-               Yadong Wang, PhD student (Tentative) project title: Impacts of the deep water horizon oil spill on Gulf of                          Mexico pelagic species.
2015-               Lela Schlenker, PhD student (Tentative) project title: Impacts of the deep water horizon oil spill on Gulf of                          Mexico pelagic fish species.
2014-               Christina Pasparakis, PhD Student (Tentative) project title: Impacts of environmental stressors on
                         Mahi-mahi.

2013-               Kevin Schauer, PhD student (Tentative) project title: Identification of the organic matrix in fish produced                          CaCO3.
2011-2016      Ilan Ruhr, Ph.D. Project title: The role of guanylin peptides in intestinal ion transport. (Currently a                           postdoctoral fellow at University of Manchester).
2010-2015      Rachael Heuer, Ph.D. Project title: Impact of ocean acidification on teleost fish acid-base balance and                           osmoregulation. (Currently a postdoctoral fellow at University of North Texas).
2010-2014      John Stieglitz, Ph.D. Project title: Impacts of the deep water horizon oil spill on early life stages of pelagic                          fish from the Mexican Gulf. (Currently a postdoctoral fellow at RSMAS, University of Miami).
2008-2012      Kevin Brix, Ph.D. Project title: Environmental and evolutionary physiology of salt transport in pupfish.                          (Currently self employed).
2006-2011      Janet Genz, Ph.D. Project title: Intestinal base secretion serves osmoregulation in marine fish. (Currently an                          Assistant Professor at University of west Georgia).
2005-2010      Sue Ebanks, Ph.D. Project title: Ecophysiology of freshwater pulmonate snails. (Currently an Assistant                          Professor Savannah State University).
2005-2010      Edward Mager, Ph.D. Project title: Interactions between water chemistry and chronic Pb exposure in                          freshwater organisms. (Currently an Assistant Professor at University of North Texas).

2004-2009      Josi Taylor, Ph.D. Project title: Intestinal bicarbonate secretion in marine teleost fish. (Currently a postdoc                          at MBARI).
2003-2009      Jonathan Blanchard, Ph.D. Project title: Copper homeostasis in fish and functional genomics. (Currently a                          High School Teacher in NY).

Teaching Experience
"Techniques for measuring Respiration, Swimming Performance and Preference/Behavior in Aquatic Invertebrates and Fish" at University of Miami, RSMAS. Graduate course.
"Environmental Biology of Fishes" at University of Miami, RSMAS. Upper undergraduate and graduate course.
"Principles of Aquatic Toxicology" at University of Miami, RSMAS. Graduate course.
Course administrator for "Animal Physiology" at University of Copenhagen, August Krogh Institute.
"Human Physiology" (Biology-1J03) at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.
"Animal Physiology" at University of Copenhagen, August Krogh Institute.