ENMIN ZOU, PH. D.

 

The Theodore J. Shepard Endowed Professor in Marine Biology

Professor

Department of Biological Sciences

Nicholls State University

Thibodaux, LA 70310

em.zou@nicholls.edu

Tel: 985-448-4711/4700

 

Education:

 

Tulane University, Department of Ecology, Evolution,

and Organismal Biology, New Orleans, LA

Doctor of Philosophy, Fall 1994 - Spring 1999

 

East China Normal University, Department of Biology, Shanghai, China

Bachelor of Science, Fall 1982 - Spring 1986

 

Professional Experiences:

 

The Theodore J. Shepard Endowed Professor in Marine Biology, August, 2013 - Present

 

Full Professor, Nicholls State University, Department of Biological Sciences, August, 2012 - Present

 

Associate Professor, Nicholls State University, Department of Biological Sciences, August, 2006 - July, 2012 

 

Assistant Professor, Nicholls State University, Department of Biological Sciences, August, 2001 - July, 2006

 

Post-doctoral Fellow, The University of California at Davis, Institute of Toxicology and Environmental Health and Department of Environmental Toxicology, 1999 - 2001

 

Recent Publications (*Undergraduate Author and #Graduate Author Mentored by Zou):

Hotard*, K. and Zou, E. (2013) Does crustacean ethoxyresorufin O-deethylase activity vary during the molting cycle? Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 32: 2345-2348.

Davies, R. and Zou, E. (2012) Polybrominated diphenyl ethers disrupt molting in neonatal Daphnia magna. Ecotoxicology 21: 1371-1380.

Li, R., Zhou, Yan, Wang, L., Ren, G., Zou, E. (2012) Effects of cadmium alone and in combination with low molecular weight chitosan on metallothionein, glutathione-S-transferase, acid phosphatase, and ATPase of freshwater crab Sinopotamon yangtsekiense. Environ. Toxicol. DOI: 10.1002/tox.21758.

Felterman*, M and Zou, E. (2011) The exogenous methyl farnesoate does not impact ecdysteroid signaling in the crustacean epidermis in vivo. Aquaculture 317: 251-254.

Zou, E. (2010) Aquatic Invertebrate Endocrine Disruption. In: Breed M.D. and Moore J., (eds.) Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, volume 1, pp. 112-123. Oxford: Academic Press. (Invited book chapter)

Meng#, Y. and Zou, E. (2009) Impacts of molt-inhibiting organochlorine compounds on epidermal ecdysteroid signaling in the fiddler crab, Uca pugilator, in vitro. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. Part C 150: 436-441.

 

Meng#, Y. and Zou, E. (2009) A molecular biomarker for disruption of crustacean molting: the N-acetyl-b-glucosaminidase mRNA in the epidermis of the fiddler crab. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 82: 554-558.

 

Zou, E. (2009) Effects of hypoxia and sedimentary naphthalene on the activity of N-acetyl-b-glucosaminidase in the epidermis of the brown shrimp, Penaeus aztecus. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 82: 579-582.

 

Toups*, E. A. and Zou, E. (2009) Epidermal collagenase activity and its induction by 20-hydroxyecdysone in the fiddler crab, Uca pugilator. Curr. Zool. 55: 75-80.

 

Hotard*, S. and Zou, E. (2008) The activity of glutathione S-transferase in the hepatopancreas is not influenced by the molting cycle in the fiddler crab, Uca pugilator. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 81: 242-244. [Covered by the science news magazine Biotech Business Week 2008 (September 15), Page 645 and Pharmacy Choice website: http://www.pharmacychoice.com/news/article.cfm?Article_ID=99070]

 

Ye#, R. and Zou, E. (2008) Hypoxia does not promote naphthalene bioaccumulation in the brown shrimp, Penaeus aztecus. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 57: 307-312.

 

Zou, E. and Stueben*, B. (2006) Acute exposure to naphthalene reduces oxyregulating capacity of the brown shrimp, Penaeus aztecus, subjected to progressive hypoxia. Mar. Biol. 149: 1411-1415.

 

Zou, E. (2005) Impacts of xenobiotics on crustacean molting: the invisible endocrine disruption. Integr. Comp. Biol. (formerly Am. Zool.) 45: 33-38. 

 

Zou, E. and Bonvillain*, R. (2004) Chitinase activity in the epidermis of the fiddler crab, Uca pugilator, as an in vivo screen for molt-interfering xenobiotics. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. Part C 139: 225-230.

 

Zou, E. and Bonvillain*, R. (2003) Effects of all-trans-and 9-cis-retinoic acids on blood glucose homeostasis in the fiddler crab, Uca pugilator. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. Part C 136: 199-204.

 

Zou, E. (2003) Current status of environmental endocrine disruption in selected aquatic invertebrates. Acta Zool. Sin. 49: 551-565.

 

Zou, E. and Matsumura, F. (2003) Long-term exposure to b-HCH promotes transformation and invasiveness of MCF7 human breast cancer cells. Biochem. Pharmacol. 66: 831-840.

 

Zou, E. and Fingerman, M. (2003) Endocrine disruption of sexual development, reproduction and growth in crustaceans: current perspectives. Curr. Top. Pharmacol. 7: 69-80.

 

Hatakeyama, M., Zou, E., and Matsumura, F. (2002) Comparison of the characteristic of estrogenic action patterns of b-HCH and heregulin b1 in MCF-7 human breast cancer cells. J. Biochem. Mol. Toxicol. 16: 209-219.

 

Zou, E., Hatakeyama, M., and Matsumura, F. (2002) Foci formation of MCF7cells as an in vitro screening method for estrogenic chemicals. Environ. Toxicol. Pharmacol. 11: 71-77.

 

Hatakeyama, M., Tessier, D. M., Dunlap, D. Y., Zou, E., and Matsumura, F. (2002) Mechanism of estrogenic action of b-HCH through activation of c-Neu/ErbB2 in MCF7 human breast carcinoma cells. Environ. Toxicol. Pharmacol. 11: 27-38.

 

Zou, E. and Fingerman, M. (2000) External features of an intersex fiddler crab, Uca pugilator (Bosc, 1802) (Decapoda, Brachyura). Crustaceana 73: 417-423.

 

Zou, E. and Fingerman, M. (1999) Patterns of N-acetyl-b-glucosaminidase isoenzymes in the epidermis and hepatopancreas and induction of N-acetyl-b-glucosaminidase activity by 20-hydroxyecdysone in the fiddler crab, Uca pugilator. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. Part C 124: 345-349.

 

Zou, E. and Fingerman, M. (1999) Effects of exposure to diethyl phthalate, 4-tert-octylphenol, and 2,4,5-trichlorobiphenyl on activity of chitobiase in the epidermis and hepatopancreas of the fiddler crab, Uca pugilator, Comp. Biochem. Physiol. Part C 122: 115-120.

 

Zou,E. and Fingerman, M. (1999) Effects of estrogenic agents on chitobiase activities of the epidermis and hepatopancreas of the fiddler crab, Uca pugilator. Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf. 42: 185-190.

 

Zou, E. and Fingerman, M. (1999) Chitobiase activities in the epidermis and hepatopancreas of the fiddler crab, Uca pugilator, during the molting cycle. Mar. Biol. 133: 97-101.

 

Zou, E. and Fingerman, M. (1997) Effects of estrogenic agents on molting of the water flea, Daphnia magna. Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf. 38: 281-285.

 

Zou, E. and Fingerman, M. (1997) Synthetic estrogenic agents do not interfere with sex differentiation but do inhibit molting of a cladoceran, Daphnia magna. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 58: 596-602.

 

Zou, E. (1997) Effects of sublethal exposure to zinc chloride on the reproduction of the water flea, Moina irrasa (Cladocera). Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 58: 437-441.

 

Zou, E., Du, N., Lai, W. (1996) The effects of severe hypoxia on lactate and glucose concentrations in the blood of the Chinese crab, Eriocheir sinensis (Crustacea: Decapoda). Comp. Biochem. Physiol. Part A 114: 105-109.

 

Zou, E., Du, N., Lai, W. (1995) The effects of mass, temperature and thermal acclimation on the respiration rate of the Chinese crab, Eriocheir sinensis. Zool. Res. 16: 49-58.

 

Zou, E. (1995) Chronic toxicity of cadmium and copper to the water flea, Moina irrasa. China Environ. Sci.15: 157-160.

 

Zou, E. and Bo, S. (1994) Acute toxicity of cadmium, copper and zinc to the water flea, Moina irrasa. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 52: 742-748.

 

Zou, E., Du, N., Lai, W. (1993) The effects of progressive hypoxia on the respiration rate of the Chinese crab, Eriocheir sinensis. Zool. Res. 14: 327-334.

 

Academic Services

 

Editorial Board Member:

Environmental Toxicology (Wiley) (Since 2013)

Grant Proposal Reviewer:

National Science Foundation

Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant

Rhode Island Sea Grant

Woods Hole Sea Grant

Manuscript Reviewer:

Environmental Science & Technology

Journal of Endocrinology

Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Integrative and Comparative Biology (formerly American Zoologist)

General and Comparative Endocrinology

Aquatic Toxicology

The Biological Bulletin

Chemosphere

Aquaculture

Aquaculture Research

Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry

Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

Environmental Toxicology

Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Ecotoxicology

Hydrobilogia

Journal of Insect Physiology

Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology

International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

Water, Air, & Soil Pollution

Bulletin of Marine Science

The Open Zoology Journal

Current Zoology (formerly Acta Zoologica Sinica)

Zoological Science

Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences

Journal of Crustacean Biology

Fresenius Environmental Bulletin

PLoS ONE

Chinese Journal of Oceanography and Limnology

Animal Reproduction Science

Food Science and Human Wellness

Marine Biodiversity Records

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