Aquatic Animal Models of Disease at NC State University
At NC State University, there is a significant community that employs a wide range of aquatic species to study disease. Certain research labs use aquatic animal models to model human disease including the genetic basis of birth defects, neurobiology, toxicology, immunology and infectious disease. Some labs use wild populations of aquatic animals to study their evolution and environmental toxicology. Other labs work toward increasing the production, quality and safety of aquatic food sources including aquaculture species. Finally, there are clinical research labs interested in diagnosing and improving treatments for aquatic pets. This web site is designed to be the landing page for all of these research labs and the faculty who direct them.