Associate Professor and Vice-Chair for Research of the Department of Biology of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC), Charlotte, USA (2008 – present). Research interests in environmental physiology and toxicology of marine organisms; metabolic physiology; and stress physiology. 57 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. Principal Investigator (PI) for Federal and State agencies, such as the National Science Foundation (NSF), North Carolina Sea Grant, and the USA Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF). Co-investigator on (five) other grants funded by the NSF, National Institutes of Health, North Carolina Biotechnology Center, United States Department of Agriculture. Contributing Editor for Marine Ecology Progress Series (2007 – present). Editorial Board Member for Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology D: Genomics and Proteomics (2011-present). Member of the Review Editorial Board for Frontiers in Aquatic Physiology (2010- present).