Dr. Small's Lab

Welcome to the virtual home of Dr. Brian Small’s fish physiology lab. The lab is located on the campus of Southern Illinois University Carbondale in conjunction with the Center for Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences.

My research areas are interdisciplinary, and include fish physiology, endocrinology and nutrition as they relate to management in both culture and natural environments.Current research interests include the development of shovelnose sturgeon culture, the enhancement of fish nutrition and physiological processes regulating commercially important traits, and the control of growth, metabolism and reproduction in fish, including the delineation and regulation of hormonal signaling systems, for both aquaculture and the conservation of native fisheries.