Louis E. Burnett

Lou Burnett

Grice Marine Laboratory
205 Fort Johnson
Charleston, SC 29412

Office Hollings Marine Laboratory, H212H
Office Phone (843) 725-4824 (at Hollings Marine Lab)
Lab Phone (843) 762-8755 (at Hollings Marine Lab)
Fax (843) 953-9199
Email BurnettL@cofc.edu
Main Office, Grice (843) 953-9200

Current Positions/Affiliations

Professor of Biology
Associate Editor, The Biological Bulletin
Editorial Board, Comparative Biochemistry & Physiology
President-Elect, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology
Past President, Southern Association of Marine Laboratories


B.S., College of William and Mary
Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Postdoctoral Research, University of Aarhus, Denmark

Research Interests

"How a shrimp on a treadmill became a Web sensation:
YouTube phenomenon is actually a serious experiment, scientists explain"

« "Today" show appearance featuring Shrimp on a treadmill with Lou Burnett and David Scholnick »

« Video of Lou Burnett and David Scholnick on "Today's Talk" second segment—Water Aerobics: Shrimp on a Treadmill »

Comparative physiology of respiration, ion and acid-base regulation in marine organisms; physiology of respiratory pigments; physiological adaptations associated with the transition from breathing water to breathing air; physiology of disease mechanisms especially as they relate to water quality.

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