Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Reynaldo Patino, PhD

Unit Leader - Texas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit 

Reynaldo joined the Texas Unit in 1989. His laboratory’s interests extend from physiology to eco-physiology to ecology of aquatic organisms and their research approaches have ranged from molecular to ecosystem. Reynaldo's research program includes field and laboratory studies that address two related areas: fish health at the organismal and population levels, and environmental health. His laboratory has used tools from the fields of physiology, toxicology, and endocrine disruption for their work on individual and population health; and from limnology, ecotoxicology, and harmful algae for their work on environmental health. Much of Reynaldo's current research addresses harmful algal blooms and aims to characterize ambient conditions that shape their geographic distribution over the long-term, to identify real-time drivers of bloom formation, and to develop environmentally friendly methods of bloom control. Reynaldo has taught graduate and undergraduate courses on Animal Physiological Ecology, and Aquaculture. 

Reynaldo received his BS degree from Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology and MS and PhD degrees from Oregon State University. He conducted post-doctoral studies at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute.