faculty listing

Contact Information

Fisheries Division
11120 Glacier Highway
UAF Fisheries Division
Juneau, AK 99801-8625
Phone: (907) 796-6599

Sherry Tamone Full Professor

Commercial Fisheries • Marine Invertebrates


  • comparative physiology and endocrinology


  • B.S. 1984 San Francisco State University (Biochemistry)
  • Ph.D. 1993 University of California Davis (Endocrinology)

Research Overview

My studies are concerned with the role of hormones in regulating physiological processes in decapod Crustacea (crabs and lobsters). Hormones are chemical mediators that regulate physiological processes such as growth, reproduction and osmoregulation. I am interested in the mechanism by which hormones such as ecdysteroids, methyl farrnesoate and molt-inhibiting hormone regulate growth and reproduction in decapod crustaceans. The majority of crustaceans that I study are commercially important crabs. These include Dungeness crab, Cancer magister, snow crab, Chionoecetes opilio and king crab, Paralithodes camtschaticus.

Current Research Projects

  • Reproductive physiology of male snow crab (Chionoecetes opilio) from the Bering Sea
  • Alaska Red King Crab Enhancement: Juvenile Growth and Field Habitat Studies (Alaska Sea Grant College Program)