Tim Verslycke, 2003 Postdoctoral Scholar
Tim Verslycke received a PhD in Applied Biological Sciences from Ghent
University in September 2003 through his work in the field of marine
ecotoxicology at the Laboratory of Environmental Toxicology and Aquatic
Ecology and looking into the effects of hormone disruptors on
invertebrate species. Major research activities within his PhD work
were the steroid, energy and reproductive metabolism of the estuarine
invertebrate Neomysis integer (Crustacea, Mysidacea). In December 2003,
T. Verslycke started an 18-month position as a postdoctoral scholar at
the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution with funding from the Ocean
Life Institute. He is studying the presence, function and inducibility
of cytochrome P-450 enzymes in marine invertebrates. The functional
role of these enzymes in physiological processes such as vitellogenesis
and moulting in crustaceans are of special interest to him.
For more information about Tim, go to his personal page.