Dr. Rafael Cuevas Uribe is a Post Doctorate/Co-Investigator for the Division of Aquaculture. He graduated from Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico in 2001. He worked as an aquaculture technician in two state hatcheries in 2002.
He entered the Aquaculture Graduate Program at Kentucky State University in 2003 under the supervision of Dr. Gomelsky and received a Master of Science in Aquaculture in 2003. Rafael received the outstanding aquaculture graduate student award and was the first president of the “Aquabreds” student club.
Rafael received a Doctor of Philosophy from Louisiana State University in 2011. His research focused on developing protocols for sperm cryopreservation in aquatic species. He was hired in September 2011 to work with Dr. Mims at Kentucky State University. His goal is to develop an online course on inland freshwater fisheries management and evaluate the influences of paddlefish on reservoir ecosystems. His research areas are: aquaculture-based fisheries (reservoir ranching), reproductive biology (chromosome set manipulation and sex reversal), genetic improvement of aquatic organisms, and conservation of genetic resources through cryopreservation. He has authored two book chapters, three articles, and coauthored three articles. For more information visit www.paddlefishfarming.org.
Rafael Cuevas Uribe
Aquaculture Research Center
103 Athletic Road
Frankfort, KY 40601