Dr. Md. Shah Alam

dr. md. shah alam

 

Research Assistant Professor
Center for Marine Science, Aquaculture Program,
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 South Colledge Rd.,
Wilmington, NC-28403, USA

Office address: 1612 Military Cutoff Rd.
Airlie Commons Building,
Suite 120, Room 105,
Wilmington, NC-28403-5927, USA

Tel: 910-962-2945
Fax: 910-962-2868
Email: alamm@uncw.edu

Background and Current Research:

I am working at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW), Center for Marine Science (CMS), Aquaculture Program from May 2005. Before coming to UNCW, I spent about 8 years in the Lab of Aquatic Animal Nutrition, Faculty of Fisheries, Kagoshima University, Japan and completed my Masters, Ph. D. and JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship (Major: Aquaculture Nutrition). I have completed executive MBA degree in May 2007 from UNCW under the Business of Marine Biotechnology Fellowship sponsored by the MARBIONC® (Marine Biotechnology in North Carolina, UNCW, USA). My main research and publication focuses on finfish and crustaceans nutrition and feed technology. I am involved with MARBIONC Aquatic Animal Nutrition, an aquaculture nutritional research and feed development program of CMS, UNCW and collaborating with other scientists for research projects funded by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), USDA, North Carolina Sea Grant and MARBIONC. I have presented several papers in national and international aquaculture and fish nutrition related conferences in USA, Japan, Australia, China, Greece, Thailand and Malaysia. My research interest is development of nutritionally balanced, environmentally sound and cost-effective diet for commercial marine fish culture and ornamental fish. My ongoing researches are alternative protein and lipid sources for fish feed, replacement of live feed by formulated microdiet, optimization of macronutrient (protein, lipid and carbohydrates) in the diets and their interaction, and supplementation of crystalline amino acids with plant protein based diets for the maximum growth of commercially important food fish (such as black sea bass, southern flounder and red porgy) in the Southeastern United States.

Education:

Ph. D. in Fisheries Science (Major Aquaculture Nutrition), March 2003, Kagoshima University, Japan.

M.B.A. in Business Administration, May 2007, University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA.

M.S. in Aquatic Animal Nutrition, March 2000, Kagoshima University, Japan.

M.S. in Fisheries Technology, April 1996, Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Mymensingh.

B.Sc. Honours in Fisheries, June 1993. BAU, Mymensingh, Bangladesh.

Fellowship and Academic Award:

Business of Marine Biotech Fellowship: May 2005 to Nov 2007. MARBIONC, UNCW, USA.

JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship: April 2003 to March 2005, Kagoshima University, Japan.

Monbukagakushu Scholarship: April 1997 to March 2003, Japanese Government Scholarship.

Best Paper Presenter Award 2001: Kagoshima University, Japan.

Academic Achievement Awards: 2006 and 2007, Academic Affairs, UNCW, USA.

Best Japanese Language Award 1997: Kumamoto University, Japan.

Member of Professional Organization:

James F. Merritt Million Dollar Club-2008 (faculty members who have received over one million dollars in research funding at UNCW, USA)

World Aquaculture Society, USA.

United States Aquaculture Society.

Asian Fisheries Society.

Publications:

Alam, M.S., W.O. Watanabe W.O., Katherine B. Sullivan, Rezek, T., and Pamela Seaton 2010. Partial and full replacement of menhaden fish meal protein by solvent extracted soybean meal protein for the diet of juvenile black sea bass Centropristis striata. Aquaculture Research, In review.

Alam, M.S., Watanabe, W.O., and Daniels, H.V. 2009. Effect of different dietary protein and lipid levels on growth performance and body composition of juvenile southern flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma) reared in recirculating aquaculture system, Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, 40(4): 513-521.

Alam, M.S., Watanabe W.O., Carroll, P.O., Razek, T. 2009. Effects of dietary protein and lipid levels on growth performance and body composition of black sea bass Centropristis striata during grow out in a pilot scale recirculating system. Aquaculture Research, 40, Issue4: 442-449.

Alam, M.S., Watanabe, W. O., and Carroll, P.M. 2008. Optimum dietary protein level for maximum growth performance of juvenile black sea bass Centropristis striata. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, 39(5): 656-663.

Alam, M.S., Bently, C.O., Rezek, T.C., Carrier J.K., Carroll P.M., Watanabe W.O. 2007. University of North Carolina conducts varied research on black sea bass. Global Aquaculture Advocate (feed and nutrition), Sept-Oct 2007, Vol. 10, issue 5, page 86-88.

Hector, LH.H, Teshima, S., Koshio, S., Ishikawa, M., Tanaka, Y., and Alam, M.S. 2007. Effects of vitamin A on growth, serum anti-bacterial activity and transaminase activities in the juvenile Japanese flounder, Paralichthys olivaceus, Aquaculture, 262: 444-450.

Alam, M.S., Watanabe W.O. 2006. Southern Flounder. Aqua Feeds: Formulation and Beyond, Published by Fedware, Florida, Vol. 2, Issue 4, 17-19.

Teshima, S., Koshio, S., Ishikawa, M., Alam, M.S., Hernandez, L.H.H. 2006. Protein requirements of freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii evaluated by a factorial method. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, 37 (2); 145-153.

Orhan U., Koshio, S., Teshima, S., Ishikawa, M., Thu, M., Alam, M.S. Michael, F.R. 2006. Effects of dietary substitution of tuna muscle by-product powder for fish meal on growth, body composition, and phosphorus loading in juvenile Japanese flounder, Paralichthys olivaceu, Aquaculture, 257, 437-445.

Alam, M.S., Teshima, S., Yaniharto, D., Sumule, O., Ishikawa, M., Koshio, S. 2005. Assessment of reference amino acid pattern for diet of juvenile red sea bream, Pagrus major. Aquaculture International, 13: 369-379.

Alam, M.S., Teshima, S., Koshio, S., Ishikawa, M., Hernandez, L.H.H., Uyan, O. Michael, F.R. 2005. Supplemental effects of coated methionine and/or lysine to soy protein diet for juvenile kuruma shrimp, Marsupenaeus japonicus. Aquaculture, 248: 13-19.

Michael, F.R., Teshima, S., Koshio, S., Ishikawa, M., Uyan, O., Alam, M.S. 2005. Effects of water-soluble choline sources on the performances of kuruma shrimp, Marsupenaeus japonicus juveniles. Aquaculture Research, 36: 1563-1571.

Hernandez, L.H.H.,Teshima, S.,Koshio, S., Alam, M.S., Ishikawa, M.,Tanaka, H. 2005. Dietary vitamin A requirement of juvenile Japanese flounder, Paralichthys olivaceus. Aquaculture Nutrition, 11: 3-9.

Ren, T., Koshio, S., Teshima, S., Ishikawa, M., Alam, M.S., Panganiban, A., Moe Y.Y., Kojima, T., Tokumitsu, H. 2005. The optimum level of dietary-L-ascorbic acid for Japanese eel, Anguilla japonica. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, 36: 437-443.

Alam, M.S., Teshima, S., Koshio, S., Ishikawa, M. 2004. Effects of supplementation of coated crystalline amino acids on growth performance and body composition of kuruma shrimp Marsupenaeus japonicus. Aquaculture Nutrition, 10: 309-316.

Alam, M.S., Teshima, S., Koshio, S., Ishikawa, M. 2004. Dietary arginine requirement of juvenile kuruma shrimp Marsupenaeus japonicus. Aquaculture Research, 35: 842-849.

Teshima, S., Koshio, S., Ishikawa, M., Alam, M.S., Hernandez, L.H.H. 2004. Effects of protein and lipid sources on the growth and survival of red sea bream Pagrus major and Japanese flounder Paralichthys olivaceus receiving micro-diets during larval and early juvenile stage. Aquaculture Nutrition, 10:279-287.

Alam, M.S., Teshima, S., Koshio, S., Uyan, O., Ishikawa, M. 2003. Effects of dietary protein and lipid levels on growth and body composition of juvenile Japanese flounder, Paralichthys olivaceus fed intact or crystalline amino acid diets. Journal of Applied Aquaculture, 14(3/4):115-132.

Alam, M.S., Teshima, S., Koshio, S., Yokoyama, S., Ishikawa, M. 2003. Optimum dietary threonine level for juvenile Japanese flounder Paralichthys olivaceus. Asian Fisheries Science, 16: 175-184.

Alam, M.S., Teshima, S., Koshio, S. 2003. Requirements of essential amino acids and utilization of crystalline amino acids by shrimp. International Aqua Feed, Published by Turret West Ltd, United Kingdom. Vol. 6 (1): 6-9.

Alam, M.S., Teshima, S., Yaniharto, D., Ishikawa, M., Koshio, S. 2002. Dietary amino acid profiles and growth performance in juvenile kuruma prawn Marsupenaeus japonicus. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part B 133: 289-297.

Alam, M.S., Teshima, S., Yaniharto, D., Koshio, S.,Ishikawa, M. 2002. Influence of dietary amino acid patterns on growth and body composition of juvenile Japanese flounder, Paralichthys olivaceus. Aquaculture, 210:359-369.

Alam, M.S., Teshima, S., Koshio, S., Ishikawa, M. 2002. Arginine requirement of juvenile Japanese flounder Paralichthys olivaceus estimated by growth and biochemical parameters. Aquaculture, 205: 127-140.

Alam, M.S., Teshima, S., Ishikawa, M., Koshio, S. 2002. Effects of dietary arginine and lysine levels on growth performance and biochemical parameters of juvenile Japanese flounder Paralichthys olivaceus, Fisheries Science, 68: 509-516.

Teshima, S., Alam, M.S., Koshio, S., Ishikawa, M., Kanazawa, A. 2002. Assessment of requirement values for essential amino acids in the prawn, Marsupenaeus japonicus. Aquaculture Research, 33: 395-402.

Alam, M.S., Teshima, S., Ishikawa, M., Koshio, S., Yaniharto D. 2001. Methionine requirement of juvenile Japanese flounder Paralichthys olivaceus estimated by the oxidation of radioactive methionine. Aquaculture Nutrition, 7: 201-209.

Alam, M.S., Teshima, S., Ishikawa, M. and Koshio, S. 2001. Effects of ursodeoxycholic acid on growth performance and digestive enzyme activities of Japanese flounder Paralichthys olivaceus (Temminck & Schlegel). Aquaculture Research, 32 (Sp.1): 235-243.

Alam, M.S., Teshima, S., Ishikawa, M., Koshio, S. 2001. Effects of ursodeoxycholic acid on growth and digestive enzyme activities of juvenile red sea bream, Pagrus major. Suisanzoshoku (Japan Aquaculture Society), 49(1): 53-59.

Alam, M.S., Teshima, S., Ishikawa, M., Koshio, S., Ohtao, H. 2001. The role of ursodeoxycholic acid on growth performance and digestive enzyme activities of tilapia Oreochromis niloticus and kuruma prawn Marsupenaeus japonicus. Asian Fisheries Science, 14: 443-453.

Alam, M.S., Teshima, S., Ishikawa, M. Koshio, S. 2000. Methionine requirement of juvenile Japanese flounder Paralichthys olivaceus. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, 31(4): 618-626.

Conference Abstracts: 40 abstracts were published in several book of abstracts/CD.

Recent selected abstracts (2006-2010):

Alam, M.S. Watanabe, W.O., and LongFellow, S. 2010. Effects of replacement of menhaden fish meal protein by soybean meal protein supplemented with or without pre-coated L-methionine and L-lysine on growth performance and body composition of juvenile southern flounder Paralichthys lethostigma. Presented in Aquaculture 2010, March 01-05, 2010, San Diego, USA.

Dawson, M. R., Alam, M.S., and Watanabe, W.O. 2010. Effects of poultry by-product meal protein substitution for fishmeal protein on growth performance, body composition, and digestibility of juvenile black sea bass Centropristis striata. Presented in Aquaculture 2010, March 01-05, 2010, San Diego, USA.

Alam, M.S., Watanabe W.O., Sullivan, K.B. 2009. Partial and full replacement of menhaden fishmeal protein by soybean meal protein supplemented with or without amino acids and attractants in the diets of juvenile black sea bass Centropristis striata. Book of Abstract, Aquaculture America 2009, Seattle, Feb 15-18, 2009.

Alam, M.S., Myers, A.R., Watanabe, W.O., Berlinsky, D., Walker, A.B., Sullivan, K.B., Wright-Moore, W.D. 2009. Effects of two dietary lipid levels on growth performance and body composition of pre-adult hatchery reared and wild-caught black sea bass. Book of Abstract, Aquaculture America 2009, Seattle, Feb 15-18, 2009.

Watanabe, W.O, M. S. Alam, C. F. Dumas, R. F. Lee, T. M. Losordo, D. DeLong, D. Berlinsky, G. Nardi, C. D. Bentley, T. C. Rezek, K. Sullivan, J. Wilde and A. Myers. 2009. Progress and constraints toward Commercialization of black sea bass aquaculture in the US: hatchery, NURSERY, growout and marketing. Book of Abstract, Aquaculture America 2009, Seattle, Feb 15-18, 2009.

Alam, M.S., Watanabe W.O., Sullivan, K.B. 2008. Effects of partial replacement of menhaden fish meal by soybean meal on growth performance of juvenile black sea bass Centropristis striata and southern flounder Paralichthys lethostigma. Book of abstracts, Aquaculture America 2008, Orlando, Florida, USA.

Sulivan, K.B., Alam, M.S., Watanabe W.O. 2008. Replacement of fish meal by soybean meal, poultry-by product meal, and meat and bone meal in diets for juvenile black sea bass, Centropristis striata Book of Abstracts in Aquaculture America 2008, Orlando, Florida, USA.

Alam, M.S., Watanabe, W.O., Sullivan, K.B. 2007. Replacement of menhaden fish meal by soybean meal for the diet of juvenile black sea bass Centropristis striata culture. Organic aquaculture symposium, organized by NOSB, USDA, Nov 27, 2007, Washington DC, USA.

Alam, M.S., Watanabe W.O., Carroll, P.M. 2007. Growth performance and survival of larval southern flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma) fed commercial microdiets or formulated zein bound microdiets containing different protein sources. Aquaculture 2007, The International Triennial Meeting of World Aquaculture Society. San Antonio, Texas, Feb 26 to March 02, 2007.

Alam, M.S., Watanabe W.O., Carroll, P.O., Rezek, T. 2007. Effects of dietary protein and lipid levels on growth performance and body composition of black sea bass Centropristis striata during grow out in a pilot scale recirculating system. Book of Abstracts, Aquaculture 2007, The International Triennial Meeting of World Aquaculture Society. San Antonio, Texas, Feb 26 to March 02, 2007.

Alam, M.S., Watanabe, W.O., and Daniels, H.V. 2007. Effect of Different Dietary Protein and Lipid Levels on Growth Performance and Body Composition of Juvenile Southern Flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma) Reared in Recirculating Aquaculture System, Book of Abstracts, 31st Fish Feed and Nutrition Workshop, May 16-18, 2007. Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquaculture, Auburn University, Alabama, USA.

Woolridge, C.A., Alam, M.S., Watanabe W.O. 2007. Effects of stocking density and feeding frequency on growth performance of juvenile black sea bass Centropristis striata. Book of Abstracts, Aquaculture 2007, The International Triennial Meeting of World Aquaculture Society. San Antonio, Texas, Feb 26 to March 02, 2007.

Watanabe, W.O., Daniels, H.V., Woolridge, C.A., Morgon, A.J., Luckenbach, A.L., Carroll, P.M., Murashige, R., Alam, M.S., Rezek, T.C., Losordo, T.M., Bentley, X.D. and Morris Jr., J.A. 2007. Marine finfish aquaculture in North Carolina: Overview of research and technology transfer initiatives. Book of Abstracts, 3rd international sustainable marine fish culture conference, Oct 15- 16, 2007.

Alam, M.S., Watanabe, W. O., Carroll, P.M. 2006. Optimum dietary protein level for maximum growth performance of juvenile black sea bass Centropristis striata. Book of Abstracts, AQUA 2006. The joint international conference and exhibition of European Aquaculture Society and World Aquaculture Society, May 9-13, 2006, Florence, Italy.

Alam, M.S., Watanabe, W. O., Copeland, K.A. 2006. Evaluation of practical microdiet for replacement of live Artemia for culture of larval black sea bass Centropristis striata. Book of Abstracts, Aquaculture America-2006, Las Vegas, Nevada, Feb 13-16.

Woolridge, C.A., Watanabe, W.O., Alam, M.S., Carroll, P.M., Bentley, C.D., Rezek, T.C. 2006. Nutritional studies related to hatchery technology development for black sea bass (Centropristis striata). The sixth international conference on recirculating aquaculture, Book of Abstracts, July 21-23, Roanoke, Virginia,

Attended and Paper Presented in National and International Conferences:

Thesis/Dissertation Title:

1. Alam, M.S. 2003. Amino acid nutrition of Japanese flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus) and kuruma shrimp (Marsupenaeus japonicus). Ph D dissertation, Kagoshima University, Japan.

2. Alam, M.S. 2000. Effects of ursodeoxycholic acid on growth performance and digestive enzyme activities of marine fish. Masters of Science, Kagoshima University, Japan.

3. Alam, M.S. 1996. Investigation on the pond management practices and production of shrimp (Penaeus monodon) in some semi-intensive farm in Cox’s Bazar area. Masters of Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh.

4. Alam, M.S. and Chambers, V. 2007. EcoDiet@UNCW, Center for Marine Science, Aquaculture Center pilot scale production facility feasibility study. MBA Program Practicum Project, Spring 2007, Cameron School of Business, University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA.


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