Research to Control Invasive Carp in Minnesota

Ecology and Environment

The Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center (MAISRC) has released a video featuring the work of MSI PI Michael Smanski (assistant professor, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics). Professor Smanski and his group are developing a novel method of biocontrol for common carp. A description of the project can be found on the MAISRC website: Genetic Control of Invasive Fish Species.

You can also watch the video on the MAISRC website: Genetic Control of Invasive Carp.

The MAISRC is an interdisciplinary research center at the University of Minnesota that was created to develop research-based solutions to address problems created by aquatic invasive species in Minnesota.

Professor Smanski uses MSI’s bioinformatics and genomics resources to mine microbial genomes to find and functionally characterize specialized metabolic pathways.