Research Interests

I am broadly interested in conducting research that will contribute to the improvement of agricultural practices to best meet the global demands for food security and economic development in rural communities. I am specifically interested in conducting research that will enhance aquaculture production by linking “omics” data (i.e., genomic, epigenomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, metabolomic) and high-resolution analyses (e.g., machine learning) to culture parameters and important phenotypes.

Although my specific interest is in aquaculture, this type of integrated research can be applied across agriculture sectors to further meet food security goals. I plan to continue to develop my skills and those of students and members of the upcoming workforce in science- and agriculture-related fields to integrate bioinformatics with fundamental scientific knowledge and applied methodologies in order to advance the transfer of research findings into practical technologies that can be used by industry.

Refereed Publications

Andersen, L.K., Abernathy, J.W., Berlinsky, D.L., Bolton, G., Booker, M.M., Borski, R.J., Brown, T., Cerino, D., Ciaramella, M., Clark, R.W., Frinsko, M.O., Fuller, S.A., Gabel, S., Green, B.W., Herbst, E., Hodson, R.G., Hopper, M.S., Kenter, L.W., Lopez, F., McGinty, A.S., Nash, B., Parker, M., Pigg, S., Rawles, S., Riley, K., Turano, M.J., Webster, C.D., Weirich, C., Won, E., Woods III, L.C., and Reading, B.J. on behalf of The StriperHub. The Status of Striped Bass Morone saxatilis as a Commercially Ready Species for U.S. Marine Aquaculture. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, 52(3), 710-730. Invited manuscript.

Samsa L.A., Andersen, L.K., Groth, A.M., and Goller, C.C. 2020. CRISPR/Cas9 Guide RNA Design In Silico Activity. CourseSource.

Andersen, L.K., Clark, R.W., Hopper, M.S., Hodson, R.G., Schilling, J., Daniels, H.V., Woods III, L.C., Berlinsky, D.L., Kovach, A.I., Kenter, L.W., McGinty, A.S., and Reading, B.J. 2021. Methods of domestic Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis) spawning that do not require the use of any hormone induction. Aquaculture, 533, 736025.

Andersen, L.K., Clark, R.W., McGinty, A.S., Hopper, M.S., Kenter, L.W., Salger, S.A., Schilling, J., Hodson, R.G., Kovach, A.I., Berlinsky, D.L., and Reading, B.J. 2021. Volitional tank spawning of domestic striped bass (Morone saxatilis) using human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and gonadotropin releasing hormone analogue (GnRHa)-induced ‘pace-setting’ females. Aquaculture, 532, 735967.

Reading, B.J., Andersen, L.K., Mushirobira, Y., Todo, T., Ryu, Y.-W., and Hiramatsu, N. 2018. Oogenesis and egg quality in aquaculture: Yolk formation and other factors influencing female fish fertility. Fishes, 3(4), 45. Invited manuscript.

Ryan, S.F., Driscoll, L., Adamson, N., Aktipis, A., Andersen, L.K., Austin, R., Barnes, L., Beasley, M.R., Bedell, K.D., Bidell, K., Briggs, S., Chapman, B., Cooper, C., Corn, J., Creamer, N., Delborne, J.A., Domenico, P., Goodwin, J., Hjarding, A., Hulbert, J.M., Isard, S., Just, M.G., Kar Gupta, K., Lopez-Uribe, M., O’Sullivan, J., Landin, J., Landis, L., McKenney, E.A., Madden, A.A., Nichols, L.M., Ramaswamy, S., Reading, B.J., Russell, S., Shapiro, L.R., Shell, L., Sheard, J.K., Shoemaker, D.D., Sorger, D.M., Starling, C., Thakur, S., Vatsavai, R., Weinstein, M., Wimfrey, P., Dunn, R.R. 2018. The Role of Citizen Science in the History and Future of Agriculture and Food Science. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 285(1891). Invited manuscript.

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