Eric  Guevelou

Marine Scientist Senior

Email: [[eguevelou]]
Phone: (804) 684-7237
Office: Andrews Hall 439
Department: Aquaculture Genetics and Breeding Technology Center
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Research Keywords

Keywords: Animal Physiology, Aquaculture, Genomics, Proteomics, Signaling Pathways, Oysters, Breeding

Research Overview

Since January 2015, I've been working frist as a post-doctoral research associate, then as a marine scientist studying oyster physiology with the Aquaculture Genetics and Breeding Technology Center at William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science, located at Gloucester Point, 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 a 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. Projects in collaboration with Master students Kate Ritter and Joseph Matt.
  • 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, laboratories, and on field sites.
Selected Publications

Guévélou E, Carnegie RB, Small JM, Hudson K, Reece KS, Rybovich MM and Allen SK Jr. Tracking Triploid Mortalities of Eastern Oysters Crassostrea virginica in the Virginia Portion of the Chesapeake Bay. Journal of Shellfish Research. 2019 PDF

Guévélou E, Matt JL and Allen SK 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 Allen SK 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