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Assistant Research Professor
Ph.D. School of Marine Biology and Aquaculture, James Cook University (JCU), Townsville, Queensland, Australia. 2004.
M.Sc. Division of Marine Sciences, Universidad Autonoma de Baja California Sur (UABCS), La Paz, B.C.S., México. 1998.
Aquaculture Engineer. Sea Institute of Technology (ITMAR), La Paz, B.C.S., México. 1995.
Dr. Acosta-Salmón completed his doctoral studies at James Cook University (Australia) where he focused on pearl oyster broodstock management and pearl quality (Pinctada margaritifera and P. fucata). He moved to Florida in 2006 to take a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution from February 2006 to June 2007. After that, he stayed at HBOI as Assistant Research Scientist in charge of the queen conch (Strombus gigas) cultured pearls project from July 2007 to December 2007. He has been an Assistant Research Professor since January 2008 and continues to be lead on the queen conch cultured pearls project.