[Zbrafish] Here is an odd question for everyone

David Lains via zbrafish%40net.bio.net (by david from zebrafish.org)
Mon Mar 9 14:31:06 EST 2009

Hi Becky


I know of several people from aquarium hobby who have shellfish allergies
and are allergic to Brine shrimp and cyclop-eeze.  


Many fish feeds also contain shrimp or krill meal. 


They still use these products but take appropriate precautions.


Hopefully a bit of warning and gloves will be all she needs to participate
in Zebrafish research.


Best Fishes
David Lains <}}}><
Aquaculturist, Research Assistant
Zebrafish International Resource Center
5274 University of Oregon
Eugene, Or 97403

Email:  <mailto:david from zfin.org> david from zebrafish.org
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From: zbrafish-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu
[mailto:zbrafish-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu] On Behalf Of Burdine, Rebecca
Sent: Monday, March 09, 2009 11:49 AM
To: zbrafish from magpie.bio.indiana.edu
Subject: [Zbrafish] Here is an odd question for everyone


Hi all,


I had a rotation student start in my lab last week.  She just informed me
that she is deathly allergic to shellfish and carries an Epi-pen at all
times for this allergy.


Perhaps this should be obvious, but is she in potential danger being around
a lab that routinely feeds shrimp to the fish?  I don't know enough about
shellfish allergies to know if artemia is different allergen-wise, or if it
has to be ingested in order to generate anaphylaxis?


I'd hate for her to waste her rotation, so I'd love to know what people
think.  Would she be safe doing a 4-5 year PhD in a zebrafish lab if she has
such a severe shellfish allergy?


Thanks for the help.





Rebecca D. Burdine, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Dept. of Molecular Biology

Princeton University

Washington Road Mof 433

Princeton, NJ 08544 


Phone: (609) 258-7515

Fax: (609) 258-1343

Email: rburdine from princeton.edu

Admin Assistant: Anna Schmedel (609) 258-5028


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