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    Swee Teh- BS, MS, PhD
    Adjunct Professor
    Anatomy, Physiology & Cell Biology

    3203 VM3B
    Davis, CA 95616

    +1 530 754 8183
    sjteh@ucdavis.edu

       

    Research Focus

    Director of the Aquatic Health Program (http://www.vet. ucdavis.edu/aquztic health/index.cmf). My goal is to develop an aquatic ecotoxicologyand endocrine disrupting chemicals screening program within the School of Veterinary Medicine. The Aquatic Toxicology Laboratory is state certified with greater than 20 years of experience investigating water quality and its impacts on the health of organisms. The Aquatic Health Program strives to promote and protect the well-being of all aquatic species and their environments by investigating the behavioral, anatomical, and physiological components of individual organisms and applying them to the ecosystem scale.

    Specialty Focus

    Fish Health

    1. Culture native and non-native fishes of California, surrogate (Japanese Medaka) fish models and copepads (Pseudodiaptomus forbesii and Eurytemora affinis) for carcinogenic, endocrine disrupting and toxicity testing.


    2. Establish high throughput, pratical, and cost-effective systems for screening the effects of contaminant and contaminant mixtures specific to native California Zooplankton and fish species.


    3. Establish baseline fish health monitoring program in the San Francisco Delta.


    4. Educate researchers, veterinarians, and graduate students in aquatic organism health, comparative pathology, pharmacology, and ecotoxicology.


    5. Provide training for selected undergraduates in conventional aquatic toxicology and provide outreach experiences for regional high school students.


    6. Collaborate with private sectors, interagency programs, regional, state and federal stakeholders as well as other research and educational institutions to improve the health of aquatic species and their environments.


    7. Initiate meetings with citizen stakeholder groups on environmental issues and hold forums for interactive discussions on environmental policies concerning watershed quality and management.



    Education

    1985 BS , West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
    1987 MS , West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
    1996 PhD , University of California, Davis, CA

    Licenses

    America Society of Medical Technology (ASMT)
    America Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP)

    Active Research Grants

    Principal Investigator, Does Santa Rosa Wastewater Exert Endocrine Disrupting effects on Fish?, (Principal Investigator), Russian Riverkeeper – Private Donor

    Principal Investigator, Is water collected from 16 POD sites toxic to Eurytemora affinis?, (Principal Investigator), San Luis and Delta-Mendota Water Authority

    Principal Investigator, Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Work Orders, (Principal Investigator), San Jose State University Research Foundation

    Principal Investigator, Studies assessing factors that influence spawning migration behavior and reproductive condition of Delta smelt in the Sacramento-San-Joaquin Delta, (Principal Investigator), California Water Science Center/US Geological Survey

    Principal Investigator, Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP), (Principal Investigator), San Jose State University Research Foundation

    Principal Investigator, Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program, (Principal Investigator), San Jose State University Research Foundation

    Principal Investigator, Publications of growth and behaviors of cultured delta smelt (Hypomeus transpacificus) project, (Principal Investigator), California Water Resources

    Principal Investigator, Fall X2 Fish Health Study: Contrasts in health indices, growth and reproductive fitness of delta smelt and other pelagic fishes rearing in the low salinity zone and Cache Slough regions, (Principal Investigator), California Department of Fish & Game

    Principal Investigator, State Water Board Grant Agreement No. 11-155-250, (Principal Investigator), California State Water Board / Federal EPA

    Principal Investigator, Contrasts in Health Indices of Delta Smelt Reared in the Low Salinity Zone and Cache Slough Regions in Summer 2012-2013, (Principal Investigator), CA Dept of Water Resources / IEP

    Co-Investigator, Quantifying Effects of Food Limitation on Seasonal Fecundity of Delta Smelt, Joan Lindberg (Principal Investigator), Interagency Ecological Program

    Principal Investigator, Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Work Orders, (Principal Investigator), San Jose State University Research Foundation

    Principal Investigator, Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Work Orders, (Principal Investigator), San Jose State University Research Foundation

    Principal Investigator, Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Work Orders, (Principal Investigator), San Jose State University Research Foundation

    Principal Investigator, Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Work Orders, (Principal Investigator), San Jose State University Research Foundation

    Principal Investigator, Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Work Orders, (Principal Investigator), San Jose State University Research Foundation

    Principal Investigator, SJSURF Contract #22-1509-5092, SWRCB Master Contract 12-057-270, (Principal Investigator), San Jose State University Research Foundation

    Principal Investigator, Ecotoxicological Effects of Microplastic and Absorbed Priority Pollutants in Aquatic Foodchains, (Principal Investigator), Comm National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

    Collaborator, Defining Salinity Tolerance and Physiological Biomarkers in Longfin and Delta Smelt, Kammerer, Brittany D. (Principal Investigator), California Sea Grant College Program

    Principal Investigator, Full Life-Cycle Bioassay Approach to Assess Chronic Exposure of Pseudodiaptomus forbesi to Ammonia, (Principal Investigator), Contra Costa County Sanitation District

    Co-Investigator, Quantifying Effects of Food Limitation on Seasonal Fecundity of Delta Smelt, (Principal Investigator), USDI Bureau of Reclamation

    Principal Investigator, Protecting habitats from pollutants to improve aquaculture and livelihoods in Indonesia, (Principal Investigator), UOIP New Initiatives Seed Grant

    Principal Investigator, Effects of pesticide mixture in aquatic ecosystems, (Principal Investigator), CA Department of Pesticide Regulation

    Principal Investigator, Laboratory toxicity testing and in-situ assessment of pesticides in an urban aquatic environment in northern California, (Principal Investigator), Cal EPA Pesticide Regulation

    Co-Principal Investigator, Ecotoxicological effects of microplastic and absorbed priority pollutants in aquatic foodchains, (Principal Investigator), NOAA

    Most Recent 10 Publications

    • Swee Teh: Identification of harmful cyanobacteria in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Clear Lake, California by DNA barcoding 2013 Kurobe T, Baxa DV, Mioni CE, Kudela RM, Smythe TR, Waller S, Chapman AD, Teh SJ Identification of harmful cyanobacteria in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Clear Lake, California by DNA barcoding Springer Plus,
    • Swee Teh: Classify plastic waste as hazardous 2013 Rochman CM, Browne MA, Halpern BS, Hentschel BT, Hoh E, Karapanagioti HK, Rios-Mendoza LM, Takada H, Teh SJ, Thompson RC Classify plastic waste as hazardous Nature,
    • Swee Teh: From ‘Omics to Otoliths: Responses of an Estuarine Fish to Endocrine Disrupting Compounds across Biological Scales 2013 Brander SM, Connon RE, He G, Hobbs JA, Smalling KL, Teh SJ, White JW, Werner I, Denison MS, Cherr GN From ‘Omics to Otoliths: Responses of an Estuarine Fish to Endocrine Disrupting Compounds across Biological Scales PLOS One,
    • Swee Teh: Long-term trends and causal factors associated with Microcystis abundance and toxicity in San Francisco Estuary and implications for climate change impacts 2013 Lehman PW, Marr K, Boyer GL, Acuna S, Teh SJ Long-term trends and causal factors associated with Microcystis abundance and toxicity in San Francisco Estuary and implications for climate change impacts Hydrobiologia,
    • Swee Teh: Henneguya sp. in yellowfin goby Acanthogobius flavimanus from the San Francisco Estuary 2013 Baxa DV, Stover A, Clifford M, Kurobe T, Teh SJ, Moyle P, Hedrick RP Henneguya sp. in yellowfin goby Acanthogobius flavimanus from the San Francisco Estuary SpringerPlus,
    • Swee Teh: Sediment quality assessment in tidal salt marshes in northern California, USA: an evaluation of multiple lines of evidence approach 2013 Hwang HM, Carr RS, Cherr GN, Green PG, Grosholz ED, Judah L, Morgan SG, Ogle S, Rashbrook VK, Rose WL, Teh SJ, Vines CA, Anderson SL Sediment quality assessment in tidal salt marshes in northern California, USA: an evaluation of multiple lines of evidence approach Sci Total Environ,
    • Swee Teh: Sublethal dietary effects of microcystin producing Microcystis on threadfin shad, Dorosoma petenense 2012 Acuña S, Baxa D, Teh S Sublethal dietary effects of microcystin producing Microcystis on threadfin shad, Dorosoma petenense Toxicon,
    • Swee Teh: Sublethal Dietary effects of Microcystis on Sacramento splittail, Pogonichthys macrolepidotus 2012 Acuña S, Deng DF, Lehman P, Teh SJ Sublethal Dietary effects of Microcystis on Sacramento splittail, Pogonichthys macrolepidotus Aquatic Toxicology,
    • Swee Teh: Embryonic and Larval Development of Sacramento Splittail Pogonichthys macrolepidotus 2012 Deng X, Teh SJ, Doroshov SI, Hung SSO Embryonic and Larval Development of Sacramento Splittail Pogonichthys macrolepidotus San Francisco Estuary and Wateshed Science,
    • Swee Teh: Bioconcentration, metabolism and excretion of triclocarban in larval Qurt medaka (Oryzias latipes) 2011 Schebb NH, Flores I, Kurobe T, Franze B, Ranganathan A, Hammock BD, Teh SJ Bioconcentration, metabolism and excretion of triclocarban in larval Qurt medaka (Oryzias latipes) Aquat Toxicol (Amsterdam, Netherlands),