Silas S.O. Hung

My Recent Research

Research in my laboratory has been focused on nutrition and feeding of different species of fish. Since 2000, I embarked on a new area of research, toxicology of Sacramento splittail. The CalFed Bay-Delta Program funded us for five years (2000-2005) to use a biomarker approach to study the chronic toxicity of environmental contaminants in the Sacramento splittail. In 2007-2010, I was funded by another CalFed Program to study the quantitative indicators and life history implications of environmental stress on white and green sturgeon. In this project I used the combined technique and growth trail, respectively, to study the short-term (48 h) and long-term (8 weeks) toxicokinetics of selenomethionine and/or methyl mercury in green and white sturgeon. In 2012-2015 I was funded by the CDFG ERP to study the effects of nutritional status on environmental stress tolerance in green and white sturgeon. Currently I am studying the metabolome of green and white sturgeon after 2 to 4 weeks of feed restrictions.