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GCRL Science Café: There and Back Again...

Please join us for a hybrid GCRL virtual and in-person Science Café presented by Dr. Johnny Shelley.

Dr. Johnny Shelley is a Veterinary Medical Officer with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Seafood Inspection Program based at the National Seafood Inspection Laboratory in Pascagoula, MS. Dr. Shelley provides certification of regulatory compliance on exported fishery product shipments for receiving countries that require a U.S. government-employed veterinarian and additionally delivers guidance on aquaculture fish health maintenance and aquatic animal health issues.

Prior to NOAA, he held positions as the Staff Aquaculture Veterinarian and Health Department Manager for the largest importer/exporter and tropical fish aquaculture facility in the country, and as a Veterinary Medical Officer and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Attending Veterinarian at the USDA Agricultural Research Services Aquatic Animal Health Research Unit. He is a World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association Certified Aquatic Veterinarian (CertAqV) and was elected the 2021 President of the American Association of Fish Veterinarians.

This presentation will focus on how the USM's GCRL Summer Field Program (SPF) opened up opportunities and prepared Dr. Shelley to become a successful aquatic veterinarian. 

Special thank you to the sponsor of the Science Café, MS-AL Sea Grant and to USM’s Marine Education Center for technical support.

Dial-In Information

Passcode: 53521123

Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Caylor Auditorium
703 East Beach Drive, Ocean Springs, MS 39564