University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

School of Freshwater Sciences

GoetzFrederick (Rick) W. Goetz

Professor, School of Freshwater Sciences

Phone: 414-382-1742
Fax: 414-382-1705


PhD, Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming, 1976
BA, Biology and German, Colgate University, 1972

Research interests

  • The development of fish broodstocks for the aquaculture industry
  • The evolution of pathogen recognition in animals
  • The basis for ecotypic diversity in fish
  • The biology of fish macrophages and bivalve hemocytes
  • The use and development of recombinant technologies to assess population structures and conditions in natural and commercialized animal stocks

Recent and selected publications

MacKenzie S, Roher N, Boltana S, and Goetz FW. 2010. Peptidoglycan, not endotoxin, is the key mediator of lipopolysaccharide-induced cytokine expression in trout macrophages. Molecular Immunology 47: 1450-1457.

Goetz F, Rosauer D, Sitar S, Goetz G, Simchick C, Roberts S, Johnson R, Murphy C, Bronte C, and MacKenzie S. 2010. A genetic basis for the phenotypic differentiation between siscowet and lean lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush). Molecular Ecology 19 (Suppl. 1): 176-196.

Grzybowski M, Sepulveda-Villet OJ, Stepien CA, Rosauer D, Binkowski F, Klaper R, Shepherd B, and Goetz FW. 2010. Genetic variation of 17 wild yellow perch populations from the Midwest and East coastal United States using microsatellites. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 139: 270-287.

Goetz FW, Rise M, Rise M, Goetz G, Binkowski F, and Shepherd B. 2009. Stimulation of growth and changes in the hepatic transcriptome by estradiol-17b in the yellow perch (Perca flavescens). Physiological Genomics 38: 261-280.

Goetz FW and MacKenzie S. 2008. Functional genomics with microarrays in fish biology and fisheries. Fish and Fisheries 9(4): 378-395.