The Theodore J. Shepard Endowed Professor in Marine Biology
Department of Biological Sciences
and Organismal Biology,
Bachelor of Science, Fall 1982 - Spring 1986
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
Recent Publications (*Undergraduate Author and #Graduate Author Mentored by Zou):
Calhoun#, S. and Zou, E. (2016) Epidermal carbonic anhydrase activity and exoskeletal metal content during the molting cycle of the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus. J. Exp. Zool. Part A 325: 200-208.
Luo, J., Pei, S., Jing, W., Zou, E., Wang, L. (2015) Cadmium inhibits molting of the freshwater crab Sinopotamon henanense by reducing the hemolymph ecdysteroid content and the activities of chitinase and N-acetyl-β-glucosaminidase in the epidermis. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. Part C 169: 1-6.
Li, R., Zhou, Yan, Wang, L., Ren, G., Zou, E. (2014) 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. 29: 298-309.
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.
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.
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.
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Environmental Toxicology (Wiley) (Since 2013)
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