College of Natural and Computational Sciences

CURRICULUM VITAEDustin Moss

Dustin Robert Moss

Office Ph: 808-259-3185

Email: dmoss@oceanicinstitute.org

 

Education

Ph.D. Genetics, Dept of Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering, University of Hawaii. Anticipated graduation in Fall 2011.

M.S. Fisheries Science, Dept of Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures, Auburn University. 2003.

B.S. Marine Biology, College of Natural Sciences, Hawaii Pacific University. 1998.

Recent Employment Experience

Research Associate, Shrimp Department, Oceanic Institute.  Responsible for managing a USDA-funded, marine shrimp research program focusing on selective breeding and advanced production technologies.  In addition, manage research activities associated with commercial breeding contracts.  Duties include: technical and fiscal oversight of research program, developing and implementing strategic direction of research, and quantitative analysis of genetics data. 2008-present.

Adjunct Faculty, College of Natural Sciences, Hawaii Pacific University. Teach undergraduate biology and marine science courses and a graduate-level aquaculture genetics course. 2005-present. 

Research Associate, Shrimp Department, Oceanic Institute.  Responsible for the technical management of a selective breeding program for marine shrimp.  Duties included: designing and implementing breeding plans, compiling and maintaining a genetic database, coordinating field trials in Hawaii and Asia, and the preparation of quarterly and annual reports to funding agencies and commercial clients.  Additional duties included: management of two research-scale shrimp hatcheries, supervision of technical staff, and the equipping and startup of a biosecure nucleus breeding center for shrimp. 2001-2008.

Research Assistant, Marine Fish Laboratory, Auburn University.  Conducted population assessment of a marine fish species in the Gulf of Mexico using population modeling techniques and participated in the development of larval rearing technologies for this species.  Additional duties included: building and surveying artificial reefs, and tagging and tracking various fish species.  1998-2001. 

Research Technician, Oceanic Institute.  Duties included: management of microcosm laboratory, execution of laboratory experiments, management of shrimp cultures from postlarvae to broodstock in flow through, recirculating, and quarantine systems, packing and shipping adult and juvenile shrimp, water quality analysis,  and tagging of shrimp and fish species.  1997-1998.

Additional Experience

Technical Committee Member, US Marine Shrimp Farming Program.

Ad hoc reviewer for three peer-reviewed journals: Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, Aquaculture, and Aquaculture Research.

Consultant, Performed consultancies on various aspects of shrimp culture, including genetics and biosecurity. 2004-present.

Participant, ASREML workshop: analysis of breeding trials using ASREML.

Selected Publications

Otoshi, C.A., D.R. Moss, S.M. Moss. In press.  Growth-Enhancing effect of pond water on four size classes of Pacific white shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society.

Moss, D. R., S. M. Arce, C. A. Otoshi, S. M. Moss. 2011. Shrimp breeding for resistance to Taura syndrome virus. Global Aquaculture Advocate, 14(1): 40-41.  

Moss, D. R., S. M. Arce, C. A. Otoshi, S. M. Moss, Taksin Chuenchom, and Ekachai Sonchai. 2010. Thailand study: performance trials generate important results. Global Aquaculture Advocate, 13(4): 24-25.   

Moss, S. M. and D. R. Moss.  2009.  Selective breeding of Penaeid shrimp.  In: Shellfish safety and quality, S. E. Shumway and G. E. Rodrick (eds).  Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge, England.

Moss, D. R., S. M. Arce, S. M. Moss, and C. A. Otoshi.  2008.  Inbreeding effects on hatchery and growout performance of Pacific white shrimp, Penaeus (Litopenaeus) vannamei.  Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, 39(4): 467-476.

Moss, D. R., S. M. Arce, C. A. Otoshi, R. W. Doyle, and S. M. Moss.  2007.  Effects of inbreeding on survival and growth of Pacific white shrimp, Penaeus (Litopenaeus) vannamei.  Aquaculture, 272(S1): S30-S37.

Moss, D. R. and S. M. Moss.  2006.  Effects of gender and size on feed acquisition in the Pacific white shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei.  Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, 37(2): 161-167.

Doyle, R. W., D. R. Moss, and S. M. Moss.  2006.  Shrimp copyright: inbreeding strategies effective against illegal copying of genetically improved shrimp.  Global Aquaculture Advocate, 9(2): 76-79.

Moss, S. M, D. R. Moss, S. M. Arce, C. A. Otoshi.  2005.  Disease prevention strategies for penaeid shrimp culture.  Proceedings of the 32nd U.S. – Japan cooperative program in natural resources (UJNR) aquaculture panel meeting. 

Moss, S. M, S. M. Arce, D. R. Moss.  2003.  SPF defined – pathogen-free status of shrimp limited.  Global Aquaculture Advocate 6(6): 86-87.

Moss, S. M., S. M. Arce, D. R. Moss, Y. Hwang, B. White-Noble, D. Lightner.  2003.  Selectively bred shrimp survival to varied TSV exposure.  Global Aquaculture Advocate 6(4): 16-17.

Moss, D. R., O. Hennig, S. M. Moss.  2002.  Sexual growth dimorphism in penaeid shrimp – potential for all-female culture?  Global Aquaculture Advocate 5(4): 60-61.

Selected Conference Presentations/Abstracts

Moss, D. R., C. A. Otoshi, S. M. Arce, C. M. Holl, and R. N. Cantrell.  2011.  Shrimp research activities at Oceanic Institute.  In: Aquaculture America 2011 Book of Abstracts. World Aquaculture Society, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Moss, D. R., S. M. Moss, and J. M. Lotz.  2009.  Relationship between viral load and survival of Pacific white shrimp, Penaeus (Litopenaeus) vannamei infected with Taura syndrome virus.  In: International Symposium of Genetics in Aquaculture X Book of Abstracts.  International Association for Genetics in Aquaculture, Bangkok, Thailand.

Moss, S. M., S. M. Arce, D. R. Moss, and C. A. Otoshi.  2007.  Recent advances in selective breeding and

super-intensive culture of the Pacific white shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei.  In: World Aquaculture 2007 Book of Abstracts. World Aquaculture Society, San Antonio, Texas.

Moss, D. R., R. W. Doyle, and S. M. Moss.  2006.  Effects of inbreeding on survival of the Pacific white shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei: Environmental sensitivity and the use of inbreeding as a germplasm protection strategy.  In: International Symposium of Genetics in Aquaculture IX Book of Abstracts.  International Association for Genetics in Aquaculture, Montpellier, France.

Doyle, R. W., D. R. Moss, and S. M. Moss.  2006.  Geographical variation in the breeding value of TSV resistance among founders of a composite Penaeus vannamei broodstock in Hawaii.  In: International Symposium of Genetics in Aquaculture IX Book of Abstracts.  International Association for Genetics in Aquaculture, Montpellier, France.

Moss, S. M., S. M. Arce, and D. R. Moss.  2006.  Use of domesticated, specific pathogen free Pacific white shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei in Asia:  opportunities and challenges.  In: World Aquaculture 2006 Book of Abstracts.  World Aquaculture Society, Florence, Italy.

Moss, D. R., C. A. Otoshi, and S. M. Moss.  2005.  Evaluation of a simple method for size-sorting juvenile Pacific white shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei and its usefulness to a selective breeding program.  World Aquaculture 2005 Book of Abstracts.  World Aquaculture Society, Bali, Indonesia.

Moss, S. M., D. R. Moss, C. A. Otoshi, S. M. Arce, and O. L. Hennig.  2005.  Evaluation of selectively bred Pacific white shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei:  New challenges and opportunities.  In: Aquaculture America 2005 Book of Abstracts. World Aquaculture Society, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Pinkas, K., D. R. Moss, C. A. Otoshi. M. Sakuma, J. Sarchet, C. Whitehead, S. M. Arce, and S. M. Moss.  2005.  Maturation, hatchery, and nursery performance of specific pathogen free Pacific white shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei in a biosecure nucleus breeding center.  In: Aquaculture America 2005 Book of Abstracts. World Aquaculture Society, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Competitive Grants

Shrimp production demonstration project and aquaculture training for industry stakeholders of the Commonwealth

of the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam.  PI: D.R. Moss and S.M. Moss.  Funding Agency: Center for Tropical and Subtropical Aquaculture.  2007-2010.