Current Contracts & Grants

  • National Marine Fisheries Service (Saltonstall-Kennedy Program): Construction of a genetic map for direct use in aquaculture and management of red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) resources in the Gulf of Mexico and U.S. South Atlantic — $159,661 (2010-2012)
  • Texas Sea Grant Program: Genetic effective size in hatchery-raised spotted seatrout, Cynoscion nebulosus, released for stock enhancement in Texas bays and estuaries — $165,702 (2010-2013)
  • National Marine Fisheries Service (Cooperative Research Program): Stock structure of finetooth shark (Carcharhinus isodon) in U.S waters – $93,808 (2011-2013)
  • National Marine Fisheries Service (Cooperative Research Program): Stock structure of the smooth dogfish (Mustelus canis) in U.S waters — $95,722 (2012-2014)
  • National Marine Fisheries Service (Cooperative Research Program): Population genetic and demographic studies of three deep-water snapper species inside and outside of marine protected areas (MPAs) off the west coast of Puerto Rico — $189,878 (2012-2014)
  • NOAA Sea Grant Aquaculture Research: Use of next generation DNA sequencing to inform regulatory decisions regarding spatial sites for marine aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico — $218,050 (2012-2014)
  • National Marine Fisheries Service (Marfin Program): Stock structure, connectivity, and effective population size of red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) in U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico — $243,940 (2012-2015)
  • Collaborative Research Program (CONACyT and Texas A&M University): Developing genetic markers to assess population structure, connectivity, effective population size, and genetic traceability of Gulf red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) in Mexican and U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico – Co-PI with A. Rocha-Olivares — $24,000 (2013-2014)