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Eric Lacy

Phone: 843.792.3549


Ph.D., 1979, State University of New York/ Buffalo

Postdoctoral Fellow, Hannover Medical School, Germany

Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School. Boston, MA

Research Interests

  • Stingray osmoregulation and reproduction

Current and planned research projects

  • investigate the role of peritoneal fluid in the acid/base balance and osmoregulation in euryhaline stingrays
  • identifying and characterizing molecules in fluids secreted by accessory reproductive organs


  • Lacy, ER. Invited speaker and panel discussant: "Training the next generation of interdisciplinary scientists and educators; Melding Marine Sciences and Human Health". Euro-American Conference for Academic Disciplines, Aix-en-Provence, France, May, 2012.
  • Eric R. Lacy, Jillian Lynch, Kristin Hardy, Mackenzie Zippay. Developing a new curriculum in the marine sciences: Oceans and Human Health. International Marine Biotechnology Meeting, Qindao China, October , 2010.
  • Adair Dempsey, Michael Janech, Eric R. Lacy and Wayne Fitzgibbon. Localization of Facilitated Urea Transporters to Tubular Segments in the Bundle and Sinus Zones of the Kidney of the Euryhaline Stingray, Dasyatis sabina. Am. Soc. Icthyology & Herptetology, St. Louis, MO. June, 2007
  • Lovelace, S, Dombrowski, K, Holland, F, Lacy, E. The Hollings Marine Laboratory, A Model for Collaborative Research. Integrating Environment and Human Health.. 7th National Conference on Integrating Science, Policy, and the Environment. Washington, DC. Feb 1-2, 2007
  • Janech MJ, Fitzgibbon WR, Ploth DW, Lacy ER, Miller DH. Effect of low environmental salinity on plasma composition and renal function of the Atlantic stingray,a euryhaline elasmobranch.(Am.J.Physiol.Renal,2006,291:F770-780) 
  • Lacy ER.  Clasper Gland and Alkaline Glands of Batiods. In Hamlett WM, ed Reproductive Biology and phylogeny of Chrondichthyes: Sharks, Skates, Stingrays and Chimaeras. Science Publishers Inc. Plymouth, UK.  2005
  • Lacy,ER. Acid-base and osmoregulation in the Atlantic stingray: possible role for coelomic fluid. American Elasmobranch Society Annual Meeting, 2002, Manaus, Brazil.