Dr. John Buchanan is the Director of Research and Development for AquaBounty. He has held research positions at Louisiana State University, the University of California at San Diego School of Medicine, and was most recently the Director of Aquaculture Therapeutics at Kent SeaTech Corporation, a leader in the application of science to farmed fish. After his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University he worked on methods for transgenic manipulation of eastern oysters for his doctoral research in Oceanography and Coastal Sciences at LSU. Dr. Buchanan’s finfish expertise includes work with zebrafish, white and striped bass, channel catfish, red and black drum, and speckled trout, and includes research on transgenic manipulation, artificial spawning, milt cryopreservation, ploidy manipulation, and production of all female populations. Dr. Buchanan has done extensive research into the genetic basis for virulence in aquatic and human pathogens and has worked in vaccine development and development of novel therapeutics for aquaculture. He has been with AquaBounty since April, 2007.