Amy Regish

Biography

Amy Regish is a Research Physiologist at the S.O. Conte Anadromous Fish Research Laboratory in Turners Falls, MA. Her research has focused on the physiological response of fish species to natural and anthropogenic alterations of aquatic ecosystems. Some of the many challenges faced by fish species are from warming temperatures due to climate change, stream acidification, of cold water streams, man made impediments to migration, and contaminant exposure. The impact of these perturbations on osmoregulation, stress physiology, and thermal stress is of particular concern in the conservation and restoration efforts directed towards anadromous and cold-water fish species such as salmon, shad, river herring, brook trout, sturgeon, and lamprey in their native ranges.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science: University of Vermont, 1988. Major: Animal Science
  • Masters of Science: University of Massachusetts, Department of Forestry and Wildlife, 2001. Major: Aquatic Toxicology

Professional Experience: 

  • 2000 to present Research Physiologist, Physiology Section, S.O. Conte Anadromous Fish Research Laboratory, Turners Falls, MA
  • 1999-2000 Research Technician, Physiology Section, S.O. Conte Anadromous Fish Research Laboratory, Turners Falls, MA
  • 1990-1995 Research Technician III, University of Washington, Department of Biochemistry, Seattle, WA
  • 1988-1990 Senior Research Technician, Repligen Corporation, Cambridge, MA