The College of Science & Technology is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Paul V. Zimba as the newest Director of the Center for Coastal Studies.
Dr. Zimba comes to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi from the Agriculture Research Service (ARS) division of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) where he served as a Research Microbiologist in Stoneville, Mississippi since 1996. Dr. Zimba’s work at the USDA assisted in the analysis of off-flavor metabolites being produced by algae, fungi, and bacteria in aquaculture systems. Prior to that Dr. Zimba worked as a Research Assistant, Professor, and Post-doc in the Department of Fisheries at the University of Florida. He has served as an Adjunct Faculty member at Loyola University of New Orleans, and is currently an adjunct at the University of Mississippi and the State University of New York (SUNY). His research interests extend to algal toxins, aquatic ecosystem ecology, harmful algae, wetlands, aquaculture, microalgal taxonomy and physiology, carbon fixation assessment, aquatic ecosystem stressors, and cyanobacteria secondary metabolites.
Dr. Zimba’s educational pursuits began at Virginia’s Wesleyan College. There he earned a B.S. in Biological Sciences in 1979. His Master’s Degree came from Old Dominion University in 1985, also in Biological Sciences. In 1990 Dr. Zimba achieved his Ph.D. from Mississippi State University.
During his academic and professional career Dr. Zimba has been responsible for securing more than $5.9 million in contracts and grants while also ascending to the level of senior scientist in the ARS. He has presented at the Gordon Conference on Mycotoxins and Phycotoxins, and served on the editorial board of two international journals as well as the Board of Trustees of the Phycological Society of America.
Please join the College in welcoming Dr. Paul V. Zimba - Director of the Center for Coastal Studies - to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
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