Environmental Genomics, Inc. (EGI) is a family-run small business startup that is joining the burgeoning aquaculture industry racing to feed Americans growing appetite for healthy seafood, particularly shrimp. In the last decades, the amount of shrimp consumed in the U.S. has contributed to an annual U.S. trade deficit of over US$4 billion with much of the imported shrimp coming from aquaculture facilities in developing nations. EGI’s intentions are to (1) help develop aquaculture of local, Glyphosate-free shrimp, Pandalus borealis, in the northeastern US, and (2) promote aquaculture of Penaeus species from US coasts, raised with organic feeds free of hormone disruptors or ingredients from genetically engineered-based crops, to help make America healthy again.
DRA. ACACIA A. WARREN
President of EGI
She is a veterinarian with expertise in molecular biology, genomics, zoonotic diseases, reproductive physiology and endocrinology, biotechnology and epigenomics. She looks for clues in the makeup of marine shrimp genomes (Litopenaeus vannamei, Penaeus monodon, Pandalus borealis) to help the shrimp industry breed healthy, environmentally-friendly, pesticide-free and high growth-shrimp, while tracking environmental and animal fingerprints. Since 1998 she directs the International Marine Shrimp Environmental Genomics Initiative (IMSEGI), and now coordinates the holistic ‘ONE HEALTH Epigenomics & Microbiomes: From Soil to People’ program aimed at conserving healthy terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems (mangroveENCODE), to maintain and produce healthy animals (shrimpENCODE, fishENCODE), to protect human health long-term (childrenENCODE). In addition to her R&D and educational activities on shrimp breeding and epigenetics.
William b. warren
Vice- President and Treasurer of EGI
He is a large business systems Technical Architect and Business Analyst with over 20 years of proven design and leadership experience. Demonstrated results as a hands-on lead technical architect of high-dollar, mission-critical projects in multi-platform environments. Comprehensive experience leading technical teams in the design, implementation, testing, tuning, and rollout of technical architectures for client/server and Web-based systems for financial services companies, based on large database systems. Multiple projects as a business analyst assessing business processes, designing a future state, and laying out a roadmap of cost-effective projects to attain the desired end state for financial services clients.