News Release

CAT Moves to Expand Their Breeding Team Expertise 

CAT breeding scientist -Panagiotis Kokkinias
Dr. Panagiotis (Panos) Kokkinias

The Center for Aquaculture Technologies (CAT) is committed to remaining at the forefront of the aquaculture genetics and genomics industry. To aid in that mission, CAT welcomes their newest Breeding Scientist, Dr. Panagiotis (Panos) Kokkinias, to the team. 

Dr. Kokkinias holds a Ph.D. in Aquaculture Genetics from the Roslin Institute (University of Edinburgh). He also brings over 20 years of multi-species, academic, and private-sector experience in the realm of aquaculture genetics, genomics, and breeding to the table. In addition to his doctorate, Dr. Kokkinias holds an M.Sc. from the University of Stirling and a B.Sc. from the Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece.   

“I am delighted to welcome Panos to the CAT breeding team. His arrival reflects CAT’s rapidly growing global breeding client portfolio,” said Dr. Klara Verbyla, CAT’s V.P. of Genetic Improvement.  “Panos brings exceptional expertise in quantitative genetics, genomics, and applied breeding, further enhancing CAT’s ability to continue to deliver unmatched genetic improvement strategies and products to the aquaculture industry.” 

Dr. Kokkinias is excited to be able to continue to “contribute to innovations in animal bioscience based on reproduction,” while working to deliver impactful results for clients.  Dr. Kokkinias and the breeding team will work to continuously improve and expand the suite of genetic improvement services CAT offers to the global aquaculture industry.  

About The Center for Aquaculture Technologies  

Driven by passion, purpose and results, the team at the Center for Aquaculture Technologies (CAT) offers an industry-leading, comprehensive suite of aquaculture genetic solutions and health and nutrition research services.  We are committed to delivering results that our customers can use to achieve lasting, sustainable success in efficiently feeding future generations. Our team of world-class experts is ready to help, offering end-to-end solutions, tailored to your needs.