Southeast Alumnus to Speak on Inland Marine Shrimp Farming

2014_CSTA_BiologyCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 2, 2008 – “Inland Marine Shrimp Farming: New Technology and Potential for Missouri” will be the topic of a presentation by Dr. Addison Lawrence, a 1956 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, Oct. 9 on the Southeast campus.

Lawrence will speak at 4 p.m. in Johnson Hall Room 200.

“We’re looking forward to this,” said Dr. Bill Eddleman, chair of the Southeast Department of Biology. “This (technology) has a lot of potential for this region.”

Lawrence, who is a 2005 recipient of Southeast’s Alumni Merit Award, is professor, Regents Fellow, Senior Faculty Fellow and Project Leader at Texas AgriLife Research in the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University. He majored in biology, chemistry and mathematics at Southeast and then went on to receive his master’s and doctoral degrees in physiology from the University of Missouri – Columbia.

He received the “Faculty Fellow” award and the “International Researcher of the Year” Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for International Involvement from Texas A&M in 2001.  Lawrence has supervised a number of undergraduate and graduate students during their academic careers and helped them to achieve advanced degrees.  He has published hundreds of papers and abstracts in a number of scholarly journals in the areas of biochemistry, physiology and aquaculture.

Lawrence has attended scores of seminars and given dozens of presentations during his career.  Lawrence helped garner 101 grants during his career totaling more than $13 million for research in his field of study.  He is currently the overview committee chairman of the Aquaculture Certification Council, Inc., and a member of its board of directors and executive committee.  He is also a member of the Advisory Board for Aqua Feed International. Lawrence has two patents: Method for Cryopreservation of Multicellular Organisms, and Sea Urchin Feed and Method of Producing Same.