Thursday, August 17, 2017

Sylvain De Guise, DMV, PhD

President, Sea Grant Association


Sylvain De Guise is director of the Connecticut Sea Grant College Program, Professor of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science at the University of Connecticut, and President of the Sea Grant Association. He currently serves as the Sea Grant representative on the NOAA North Atlantic Regional Team, is past-chair of the Northeast Sea Grant Consortium, an entity consisting of the Sea Grant programs from Maine to New York, and is a member of both the Management and Science and Technical Advisory Committees of the EPA-funded Long Island Sound Study, one of the National Estuary Programs. He is one of three Science Directors of the Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation. He has a degree in veterinary medicine (1988) and a residency in veterinary pathology (1993) at the Université de Montréal, as well as a Ph.D. in immunotoxicology at the Université du Québec à Montréal (1996). As the president of the Sea Grant Association, Dr. De Guise is an ex-officio member of the National Sea Grant Advisory Board.

Dr. De Guise’s personal research interest is the influences of man-made and natural toxicants on the health of aquatic organisms (from marine mammals to fish, lobsters and oysters), with focus on the immune system. He and his wife Jean live in Coventry, Connecticut.


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