Dr. Gatlin’s research program encompasses many different aspects of nutrition including determination of requirements for and metabolism of various nutrients, as well as development and evaluation of diet formulations and feedstuffs for various fish species including channel catfish, hybrid striped bass, red drum and tilapia. The targeted goal of his research program is to improve sustainability and production efficiency in aquaculture and enhance the quality of resulting products.
Dr. Gatlin’s Fish Nutrition Laboratory has modern analytical equipment required to complete a wide variety of nutritional analyses including the following:
Micro bomb calorimeter
Iatroscan lipid class analyzer
LECO Protein analyzer
Ultra-Performance Liquid Chromatograph for amino acid analysis