Texas Tech University

Dr. Reynaldo Patiño

Research Professor & U.S. Geological Service Senior Scientist

Phone: (806) 834-6483, (806) 742-2851

Office: Agricultural Sciences 218

Ph.D., Oregon State University, 1988


Research Interests

Reynaldo Patiño is Leader of the Texas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Unit and Professor of Natural Resources Management (Fisheries) and Biological Sciences. He has been with the unit and the department since 1989. His research interests broadly include fisheries science, aquaculture, aquatic ecophysiology, aquatic ecotoxicology, and conservation biology.


Dr. Patiño currently serves on the editorial boards of General and Comparative Endocrinology and Fish Physiology and Biochemistry. He has previously served on advisory and peer-review panels for the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, The National Science Foundation, Organisation for Economic Development and Co-Operation, and others.

Courses Taught

  1. NRM 4301 Animal Ecophysiology
  2. NRM 6003 Advanced Animal Ecophysiology

Recent Publications

Patiño, R., Carr, J.A. 2015. Disruption of thyroid, sex steroid, and adrenal hormone systems and their crosstalk in aquatic wildlife (editorial). General and Comparative Endocrinology, 219: 1-5.

Roelke, D.L., Barkoh, A., Brooks, B.W., Grover, J.P., Hambright, K.D., La Claire, J.D., Moeller, P.D.R., Patiño R. 2016. A chronicle of a killer alga in the west: Ecology, assessment and management of Prymnesium parvum blooms. Hydrobiologia 764, 29-50.

Gelca, R., Hayhoe, K., Scott-Fleming, I., Crow, C., Dawson, D., Patiño, R. 2016. Climate-water quality relationships in Texas reservoirs. Hydrological Processes 30, 12-29.

Sharma, P., Grabowski, T.B, Patiño, R. 2016. Thyroid endocrine disruption and external body morphology of Zebrafish. General and Comparative Endocrinology 226, 42-49.

Sharma, P., Tang, S., Mayer, G.D., Patiño, R. 2016. Effects of thyroid endocrine manipulation on sex-related gene expression and population sex ratios in Zebrafish. General and Comparative Endocrinology 235, 38-47

Rashel, R.H., Patiño, R. 2017. Influence of genetic background, salinity, and inoculum size on growth of the ichthyotoxic golden alga (Prymnesium parvum). Harmful Algae 66, 97-104.