2004 Edwin W. Pauley Summer Program in Marine Biology

The Search for Homeostasis

June 21 to July 30, 2004

Each year at HIMB, a summer course in a specialized area of marine research is made possible through the generous support of the Edwin W. Pauley Foundation. The 2004 course will focus on developing a better understanding of the mechanisms that govern osmoregulation and how these relate to the regulation of growth and development, including reproduction. An important component for our consideration will be how certain anthropogenic compounds, such as pesticides, impact the endocrine regulation of these important physiological activities.

The 2004 Edwin W. Pauley Summer Program in Marine Biology, entitled “The Search for Homeostasis”, focused on developing a better understanding of the mechanisms that govern osmoregulation and how these relate to the regulation of growth and development, including reproduction. An important component for our consideration was how certain anthropogenic compounds, such as pesticides, impact the endocrine regulation of these important physiological activities.

Thirteen visiting researchers and 18 visiting graduate, undergraduate students and post-doctoral fellows from Japan and the U.S. participated in the 20th Annual Edwin W. Pauley Foundation Summer Program in Marine Biology at Coconut Island.  Besides providing opportunities for students to conduct research in environmental physiology of marine animals, we had three major goals: 1) Review current information and discuss future research directions. We met this goal through 21 state of the art lectures that covered topics ranging from osmoregulation in sharks and teleosts to sex pheromones in lampreys to growth regulation in teleosts. We also had two round-table discussions organized by Professor Howard Bern which focused on "The caudal neurosecretary system of fishes and the urotensins of vertebrates" and "Environmental endocrine disruptors: What about their effects on fishes?"  Our second goal was to provide students with the cognitive and technical skills that will enable them to thrive in their profession.  This goal was met by three different workshops on gonadectomy, in situ hybridization and immunocytochemistry. Also, the graduate and undergraduate students participated in several on going research projects that were being conducted throughout the summer.  Our last goal was to advance the state of knowledge through the publication of results of student research in peer-reviewed scientific journals.  We have 4 original papers either in press or submitted and two original papers in preparation as a result of the experiments conducted during the summer program.

We thank the Pauley Foundation for their generous and continuing support of this summer program.  The Pauley funds helped support the research as well as travel, housing costs and meal allowance for all visiting faculty and students.  Dr. Stephen Pauley covered the travel expenses for two students and one faculty member from Pomona College.  In addition, several participants were able to cover their own travel expenses.

E. Gordon Grau, Ph.D.
Director of Hawaii Sea Grant
Professor of Zoology

 

FACULTY

Dr. Howard Bern, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Dr. Russell Borski, North Carolina State University, USA
Dr. Cunming Duan, University of Michigan, USA
Dr. E. Gordon Grau, Director, Sea Grant Hawaii / Professor, University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA
Dr. Tetsuya Hirano, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA
Dr. Susumu Hyodo, Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo, Japan
Dr. Toyoji Kaneko, University of Tokyo, Japan
Dr. Weiming Li, Michigan State University, USA
Dr. Steve McCormick, United States Geological Survey, Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center, USA
Dr. Larry Riley, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA
Dr. Tatsuya Sakamoto, Okayama University, Japan
Dr. Yoshio Takei, Ocean Research Institute, Toyko University, Japan
Dr. Takashi Yada, National Research Institute of Fisheries Science, Japan
Dr. Johnathan Wright, Pomona College
Dr. Paul Yancey, Whitman College
note: lead faculty in bold

 

STUDENT PARTICIPANTS

Lori Berg, University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA
Segal Boaz, University of California, San Diego, USA
Christine Cass, Pomona College, USA
Jeanette Fiess, University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA
Bradely Fox, University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA
Jenn Hill, University of Texas, USA
Naoshi Hiramatsu, North Carolina State University, USA
Kaori Hiramatsu, North Carolina State University, USA
Shingo Kajiumura, University of Michigan, USA
Takashi Kitahashi, Nippon Medical School, Japan
Ulrike Klenke, University of Baltimore, USA
Darren Lerner, University of Massachusetts, USA
Liza Mathias, Whitman College, USA
Satoshi Ogawa, Nippon Medical School, Japan
Maho Ogoshi,Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo, Japan
Stuart Schroff, Pomona College, USA
Tomoko Soga, Nippon Medical School, Japan
Hideya Takahashi, Okayama University, Japan
Tetsu Takasuka, University of Tokyo, Japan
Christian Tipsmark, North Carolina State University, USA
Nancy Visitacion, University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA
Soichi Watanabe, University of Tokyo, Japan

 

PROGRAM REPORT

Grau EG (2004) The search for homeostasis: Final report the 2004 Edwin W. Pauley Summer Program in Marine Biology. Kaneohe, Hawaii. 81 pp. (Download the report here)

 

PHOTO GALLERY

Coming soon. Please send any scanned photos from the Pauley Summer Program to erik.franklin@hawaii.edu.

 

PUBLICATIONS

A list of publications that directly or indirectly resulted from scientific concepts, training, or research experiences during the Pauley Summer Program.

  1. Lerner,D.T., Davis,L.K., McCormick,S.D., Hirano,T., and Grau,E.G., 2009. Effects of environmental estrogens on osmoregulatory homeostasis and endocrine responses of euryhaline teleosts. Submitted, Gen. Comp. Endocrinol.
  2. Lerner, D.T., Björnsson, B. Th, and McCormick, S. D.  2007.  Larval exposure to 4-nonylphenol and 17b-estradiol affects physiological and behavioral development of seawater adaptation in Atlantic salmon smolts Environ. Sci. Technol. 41(12) 4479-4485.
  3. Lerner, D.T., Björnsson, B. Th, and McCormick, S. D.  2007.  Aqueous exposure to 4-nonylphenol and 17b-estradiol increases stress sensitivity and disrupts ion regulatory ability of juvenile Atlantic salmon. Environ. Toxicol Chem 26(7): 1433-1440.
  4. Lerner,D.T., Davis,L.K., McCormick,S.D., Hirano,T., and Grau,E.G., 2005. Effects of 4-nonylphenol and 17B;-estradiol on osmoregulatory homeostasis and endocrine responses of Mozambique tilapia, Oreochromis mossambicus. Int. Comp. Biol. 45, 1158.”

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