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Benjamin Reading

Benjamin Reading
Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Ecology
North Carolina State University


Benjamin Reading is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Ecology at North Carolina State University. He is the Co-Coordinator of the National Program for Genetic Improvement and Selective Breeding for the Hybrid Striped Bass Industry, Aquaculture Co-Coordinator for the USDA National Animal Genome Project (NRSP-8), Technical Committee Member of the USDA Southern Regional Aquaculture Center (SRAC), and Program Coordinator for the recently formed North Carolina Sea Grant StriperHub. Reading is a 21st Century Center for Excellence Visiting Scholar at Hokkaido University (Japan) and an Edwin Pauley Visiting Scholar at the Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology. He received his B.A. in Biology (Cum Laude), a Master of Science Degree in Zoology from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and his Ph.D. from North Carolina State University. He also was Brevetted 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army (Illinois National Guard).

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