William E. Hawkins, Ph.D.

(228) 806-7717

Gulf Coast Research Laboratory
703 East Beach Drive
Ocean Springs, MS 39564

Bill Hawkins is the Director (retired) of The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Coastal Sciences. His research interests include pathological effects of infectious agents and environmental toxicants on marine organisms and the use of marine animals as models for the study of diseases, particularly cancer and cancer causing compounds. He has published more than 100 articles in the scientific literature. Hawkins received his bachelor's degree from Mississippi State University and his doctorate from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine.


Professional and Administrative Experience

Recent Research Support

Research Interests

Effects of environmental contaminants on aquatic organisms; Aquatic pathobiology; Use of aquatic organisms as medical models, especially for carcinogenesis studies; Histology, electron microscopy and cell biology of aquatic organisms; Intracellular protozoa of fishes; Environmentally-induced pathological responses in aquatic and other organisms; Diseases of aquaculture organisms; Marine Aquaculture

Professional Organizations

Teaching Experience

Comparative Marine Histology; Techniques in Histology and Ultrastructure; Tropical Marine Biology; Histology, Embryology; Basic Histopathology; Marine Policy

Other Professional Activities (Since 2000)

Selected Publications