Rafael Cuevas Uribe, Assistant Professor

Dr. Rafael Cuevas Uribe

Contact Information

Email: aquaculture@humboldt.edu
Phone: 707-826-4233
Office: WFB - BLDG 11, Rm 104A

Education

  • B.S. Biology, 2003, Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico
  • M.S. Aquaculture/Aquatic Science, 2006, Kentucky State University
  • Ph.D. Wildlife and Fisheries, 2011, Louisiana State University
  • Postdoctoral Research, 2011-2014, Kentucky State University: reservoir ranching and reclaimed water for aquaculture

Courses currently taught at HSU

  • FISH 310  Ichthyology
  • FISH 370  Aquaculture
  • FISH 375 Mariculture
  • FISH 471  Fish Diseases
  • FISH 480 Advanced Aquaculture

Current Research Interests

  • Reclaimed water aquaculture and integrated multi-trophic aquaculture systems
  • Preservation of germplasm resources for aquatic species
  • Aquaculture genetics
  • Reproductive biology (artificial spawning, cell transplantation, ploidy and sex manipulation methods)

Selected Publications

Reclaimed Water Aquaculture
  • Cuevas-Uribe, R., and S.D. Mims. 2015. Contaminants in muscle tissue from paddlefish (Polyodon spathula) and hybrid striped bass (Morone chrysops x M. saxatilis) after being raised in reclaimed effluent water. In Press. Journal of Applied Ichthyology: doi: 10.1111/jai.12854.
  • Cuevas-Uribe, R., and S.D. Mims. 2014. Investigation in reuse of decommissioned wastewater facility and reclaimed water for culturing paddlefish fingerlings. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 45:322-332.
Cryopreservation
  • Xin M., M.A. Momin Siddique, B. Dzyuba, R. Cuevas-Uribe, A. Shaliutina-Kolesova and O. Linhart. 2017. Progress and challenges of fish sperm vitrification: a mini review. Theriogenology 98: 16-22.
  • Cuevas-Uribe R., E Hu, H. Daniels, A. Gill and T.R. Tiersch. 2017. Vitrification as an alternative approach for sperm cryopreservation in marine fishes. North American Journal of Aquaculture 79: 187-196
  • Hu E, R. Cuevas-Uribe, H. Yang, R. Sanderson, A.O. Gill, H. Daniels and T.R. Tiersch. High-throughput cryopreservation of sperm from sex-reversed southern flounder Paralichthys lethostigma. 2016. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 47: 555-565.
  • Cuevas-Uribe, R., E.J. Chesney, J. Daly, and T.R. Tiersch. 2015. Vitrification of sperm from marine fish: effect on motility and membrane integrity. Aquaculture Research 46:1770-1784.
  • Yang, H., R. Cuevas-Uribe, M.G. Savage, R.B. Walter, and T.R. Tiersch. 2012. Sperm cryopreservation in live-bearing Xiphophorus fishes: offspring production from Xiphophorus variatus and strategies for establishment of sperm repositories. Zebrafish 9:126-134.
  • Yang, H., E Hu, R. Cuevas-Uribe, J. Supan, X. Guo, and T.R. Tiersch. 2012. High-throughput sperm cryopreservation of eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica. Aquaculture 344-349:223-230.
  • Hagedorn, M., V. Carter, K. Martorana, M.K. Paresa, J. Acker, I.B. Baums, E. Borneman, M. Brittsan, M. Byers, M. Henley, M. Laterveer, J.A. Leong, M. McCarthy, S. Meyers, B.D. Nelson, D. Peterson, T. Tiersch, R. Cuevas-Uribe, E. Woods, and D. Wildt. 2012. Preserving and using germplasm and dissociated embryonic cells for conserving Caribbean and Pacific coral. PLoS ONE 7:e33354.
  • Cuevas-Uribe R., H. Yang, J. Daly, M.G. Savage, R.B. Walter, and T.R. Tiersch. 2011. Production of F1 offspring with vitrified sperm from a live-bearing fish, the green swordtail Xiphophorus hellerii. Zebrafish 8:167-179.
  • Cuevas-Uribe R., S.P. Leibo, J. Daly, and T.R. Tiersch. 2011. Production of channel catfish with sperm cryopreserved by rapid non-equilibrium cooling. Cryobiology 63:186-197.
  • Cuevas-Uribe R., and T.R. Tiersch. 2011. Non-equilibrium vitrification: an introduction and review of studies done in fish. In: Cryopreservation in Aquatic Species, 2nd edition. T.R. Tiersch, and C.C. Green, editors. World Aquaculture Society, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Pp. 309-324.
Reproductive Biology
  • Cuevas-Uribe R., and T.R. Tiersch. 2011. Estimation of fish sperm concentration by use of spectrophotometry. In: Cryopreservation in Aquatic Species, 2nd edition. T.R. Tiersch, and C.C. Green, editors. World Aquaculture Society, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Pp. 162-200.
  • Cuevas-Uribe R., B. Gomelsky, S.D. Mims, and K.W. Pomper. 2009. Progress in studies on hormonal sex reversal and genetic sex control in black crappie. Reviews in Fisheries Science 17:1-7.
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