Curriculum Vitae: Michael F. O'Dea
1986: B.S. University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Zoology)
1/91-Present: Biological Technician S.O. Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center, Turners Falls, MA. Supervisor, Dr. Stephen McCormick
responsibilities include: rearing and maintaining various species of
anadromous fish (Atlantic salmon, American shad, Atlantic sturgeon) in
the CAFRC wet lab facility. Oversee and coordinate wet lab activities
with other research groups at CAFRC (Behavior, Ecology and Fish
Passage) and with the Operation and Maintenance crew. CAFRC
representative for the USGS Leetown Science Center IACUC (Institutional
Animal Care and Use Committee). Participate in a large variety of
laboratory and field data collection techniques. Generate statistical
and graphic analyses of data for presentations and written reports.
Conduct a variety of laboratory techniques including enzyme and
metabolite assays, plasma ion analysis and histological methods.
Responsible for equipment maintenance, monitoring inventory of supplies
and training new lab members.
9/88-12/90: Research Assistant Department of Fisheries, Animal and Veterinary Sciences University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI Supervisor, Dr. Terrance Bradley
monitoring parr-smolt transformation indices in juvenile Atlantic
salmon including salinity tolerance and gill Na+/K+-ATPase enzyme
activity at the Kennsington State Salmon Hatchery (Kennsington, CT),
the White River National Fish Hatchery (Bethel, VT) and the URI
Aquaculture Center. Masters thesis research involved electrophoretic
immunological analyses of parr-smolt transformation associated plasma
proteins. Also responsible for the rearing of juvenile Atlantic salmon
for research purposes.
7/88-12/88: Teaching Assistant Department of Zoology University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI. Supervisor, Dr. Carl Hammen
preparation and presentation of lectures, experimental procedures and
exams (including exam evaluation) for the laboratory portion of Human
Physiology (Zoology 244).
9/85-5/86: Teaching Assistant Department of Zoology University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. Supervisor, Dr. Judith Goodenough
McCormick, S.D., Regish, A.M., O'Dea, M.F. and Shrimpton, J.M. 2008. Are we missing a mineralocorticoid in teleost fish? Effects of cortisol, deoxycorticosterone and aldosterone on osmoregulation, gill Na+/K+-ATPase activity and isoform mRNA levels in Atlantic salmon. General and Comparative Endocrinology 157: 35-40.
McCormick, S.D., O'Dea, M.F., Moeckel, A.M., Lerner, D.T. and Björnsson, B.Th. 2005. Endocrine disruption of parr-smolt transformation and seawater tolerance of Atlantic salmon by 4-nonylphenol and 17β-estradiol. General and Comparative Endocrinology 142: 280-288
McCormick, S.D., O'Dea, M.F., Moeckel, A.M., Björnsson, B.Th. 2003. Endocrine and physiological changes in Atlantic salmon smolts following hatchery release. Aquaculture 222: 45-57
S.D., Cunjak, R.A., Dempson, B., O'Dea, M.F. and Carey, J.B. 1999.
Temperature-related loss of smolt characteristics in Atlantic salmon in
the wild. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 56:
McCormick, S.D., Shrimpton, J.M., Björnsson, B.Th. Moriyama, S., Carey, J.B., O'Dea, M.F., and Sloan, K.E. 1998. Repeated acute stress reduces growth rate of Atlantic salmon parr and alters plasma growth hormone, insulin-like growth factor I and cortisol. Aquaculture 168: 221-235
McCormick, S.D., Bjornsson, B.Th., Sheridan, M., Eilertson, C., Carey, J.B. and O'Dea, M. 1995. Increased daylength stimulates plasma growth hormone and gill Na+/K+-ATPase in Atlantic salmon. Journal of Comparative Physiology 165B: 245-254