Eric  Guevelou

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Phone: (804) 684-7237
Office: Andrews Hall 411
Department: Aquaculture Genetics and Breeding Technology Center

Research Interests
Since January 2015, I've been working as a post-doctoral research associate studying marine science at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, the College of William & Mary located at Gloucester Point in Virginia. My research interests are mainly focused on the better understanding of how environmental factors impact marine environments and the subsequent reactions of and changes in physiology of animals and their populations. My research employs biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology tools, to uncover mechanisms involved in energy management at physiological level.
As part of this position I am leading and participating in several projects:
- Investigation of the gametogenic characteristics of triploid oysters Crassostrea virginica and determination of the relationship between reproductive effort and mortality observed in the lower Chesapeake Bay.
- Development of near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy models to quantify parameters of interest such as glycogen, lipids or presence of Perkinsus marinus. Once developed, these models will aid in the ABC’s breeding program.
- Participation in ABC’s improvement of oyster aquaculture through research in the hatchery, lab and on the farm.
Keywords: Animal Physiology, Aquaculture, Genomics, Proteomics, Signaling Pathways, Oysters, Breeding
Selected Publications

Guévélou E, J.L. Matt and S.K. Allen Jr. Glycogen concentration in freeze-dried tissues of eastern oysters (Crassostrea virginica) using of Near Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy  to determine the relationship between concentrations of the tissues excised for histological sampling and the remaining tissues. Journal of shellfish research. 2017 PDF

Guévélou E and S.K. Allen Jr. Use of Near Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy (NIRS) for the rapid compositional analysis of di-, tri-, and tetraploid eastern oysters (Crassostrea virginica). Aquaculture. 2016 PDF

Epelboin Y, Quintric L, Guévélou E, Boudry P, Pichereau V and Corporeau C. The Kinome of Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas, its expression during development and in response to environmental factors. PLOS ONE. 2016 PDF

Guévélou E, Huvet A, Galindo-Sanchez CE, Milan M, Quillien V, Daniel JY, Quéré C, Boudry P and Corporeau C. Sex-specific regulation of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) in the Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas. Biology of reproduction. 2013 PDF

Guévélou E, Huvet A, Sussarellu R, Milan M, Guo X, Li L, Zhang G, Quillien V, Daniel JY, Quéré C, Boudry P and Corporeau C. Regulation of truncated AMP-activated protein kinase alpha (AMPK alpha) in response to hypoxia in the muscle of Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas. Journal of Comparative Physiology - Part B. 2013 PDF