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Jeffrey R. MeinertzJeffery R. Meinertz

Position title:  Research Physiologist

Phone: 608.781.6291
Fax: 608.783.6066

1985, B.S., Biology, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
1989, M.S., Biology, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Primary responsibilities/activities: 
As a principle investigator, my research efforts focus on developing data to gain the approval of new aquaculture drugs, to expand the uses of existing aquaculture drugs, and develop piscicides to support eradication and control of non-native fishes. I characterize total drug residue and metabolite depletion profiles, aquaculture drug marker residue depletion profiles, and develop and validate analytical methods for aquaculture drug residues in water and fish tissue and piscicides in water. I conduct toxicity studies with fish and mussels.

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Select Publications:

Meinertz, J.R., S.T. Porcher, J.R. Smerud, and M.P. Gaikowski.  2014.  Determination of the exposure parameters that maximize the concentrations of the anesthetic/sedative, eugenol, in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) skin-on fillet tissue.  Food Additives and Contaminants, 31:1522-1528.

Meinertz, J.R., K.R. Hess, J.A. Bernardy, and M.P. Gaikowski.  2014.  Florfenicol residues in rainbow trout after 10-d oral dosing at 20 mg kg-1 body weight d-1 in recirculating and flow-through culture systems.  Accepted for publication in the Journal of Aquatic Animal Health, March 2, 2014.

Meinertz, J.R., T.M. Schreier, S.T. Porcher, J.R. Smerud, and M.P. Gaikowski.  2014.  Depletion of eugenol residues from the skin-on fillet tissue of rainbow trout exposed to 14C labeled eugenol.  Aquaculture, 430:74-78.

Meinertz, J,R. and K.R. Hess.  2014.  Evaluation of analytical techniques to determine AQUI-S® 20E (eugenol) concentrations in water.  Aquaculture, 418-419:62-66.

Meinertz, J,R. and K.R. Hess.  2013.  Evaluation of analytical techniques to determine AQUI-S® 20E (eugenol) concentrations in water.  Aquaculture, 418-419:62-66.

Meinertz, J,R., T.M. Schreier, K.R. Hess, and J.A. Bernardy.  2012.  Chronic Toxicity of Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride to a Freshwater Mussel, Lampsilis siliquoidea, in a Flow-Through, Continuous Exposure Test System.  Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 89:970-974.

Fredricks, K.T., J.R. Meinertz, R.D. Ambrose, L.M. Jackan, J.K. Wise, and M.P. Gaikowski.  2012.  Feeding response of sport fish after electrical immobilization and/or chemical sedation.  North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 32:679-686.

Gaikowski, M.P., M. Mushtaq, P. Cassidy, J.R. Meinertz, S.M. Schleis, D. Sweeney, and R.G. Endris.  2010.  Depletion of florfenicol amine, marker residue of florfenicol, from the edible fillet of tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus x O. niloticus and O. niloticus x O. aureus) following florfenicol administration in feed.  Aquaculture, 301:1-6.

Meinertz, J.R., and T.M. Schreier.  2009.  Depletion of isoeugenol residues from the fillet tissue of AQUI-S™ exposed rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss).  Aquaculture, 296:200-206.

Meinertz, J.R., Schreier, T.M., Bernardy, J.A.  2008.  Evaluation of a method for determining concentrations of an AQUI-STM residue, isoeugenol, in fillet tissue from cold, cool, and warm water fish species. J AOAC Int, 91:884-891.

Meinertz, J.R., S.L. Greseth, M.P. Gaikowski, and L.J. Schmidt.  2008.  Chronic toxicity of hydrogen peroxide to Daphnia magna in a continuous exposure, flow­-through test system.  Science of the Total Environment, 392:225-232.

Meinertz, J.R., S.L. Greseth, T.M. Schreier, J.A. Bernardy, and W.H. Gingerich.  2006.  Isoeugenol concentrations in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) skin‑on fillet tissue after exposure to AQUI-SÔ at different temperatures, durations, and concentrations.  Aquaculture, 254: 347-354.


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