Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology

lacy Eric R. Lacy, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Director Emeritus of the
Marine Biomedicine and Environmental Sciences Center

Room 625, Basic Science Building
Office: (843) 792-3549



AB Biology Trinity University 1968
MS Physiology State University of New York, Buffalo 1973
PhD Physiology State University of New York, Buffalo 1979
Postdoctoral Work at Hannover Medical School, Germany
Alexander von Humboldt Post-doctoral Fellow, Hannover Medical School, Germany, 1978-80

Instructor, Harvard Medical School 1980-84

Research Interests:

Stingray osmoregulation and reproduction. Research is focused on two aspects of stingray structure and function: 1) cellular and molecular mechanisms of salinity adaptation in the local species of euryhaline stingray  2) identification and characterization of fluids secreted by accessory male reproductive organs.

Recent Publications:

  1. Lacy ER, Miller,DH, Nichols, J  Analyses of coelomic fluid components in the male and female Atlantic stingray, Dasyatis sabina, adapted to different salinities.  (in preparation)
  2. Janech MJ, Fitzgibbon WR, Ploth DW, Lacy ER, Miller DH. Effect of low environmental salinity on plasma composition and renal function of the Atlantic stingray, a euryhaline elasmobranch. (Am. J. Physiol. Renal, 2006, 291:F700-780)
  3. Lovelace, S, Dombrowski, K, Holland, F, Lacy, E. The Hollings Marine Laboratory, A Model for Collaborative Research. Integrating Environment and Human Health.7th National Conference on Integrating Science, Policy, and the Environment. Washington, DC. Feb 1-2, 2007
  4. Adair Dempsey, Michael Janech, Eric R. Lacy and Wayne Fitzgibbon. Localization of Facilitated Urea Transporters to Tubular Segments in the Bundle and Sinus Zones of the Kidney of the Euryhaline Stingray, Dasyatis sabina. Am. Soc. Icthyology &.Herptetology, St. Louis, MO. June, 2007
  5. Lacy ER. Clasper Gland and Alkaline Glands of Batiods. In: Hamlett WM, ed Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Chondrichthyes: Sharks, Skates, Stingrays and Chimaeras. Science Publishers Inc. Plymouth, UK.  2005
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