Dong-Fang Deng

Position title: Aquaculture Outreach and Extension Specialist


Phone: 414-382-7597

School of Freshwater Sciences
600 East Greenfield Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53204

What I do at Sea Grant

I am the aquaculture outreach and extension specialist.

Year Joined


Education Nutrition, University of California, Davis, USA
M.S. in Animal Science, University of California, Davis, USA
M.S. in Aquaculture Nutrition, Zhongshan (Sun Yet-Sen) University, China
B.S. in Zoology, Zhongshan (Sun Yet-Sen) University, China




2022 Lu X, Han YC, Shepherd BS, Xiang Y, Deng DF, Vinyard BT. Molecular Analysis and Sex-specific Response of the Hepcidin Gene in Yellow Perch (Perca Flavescens) Following Lipopolysaccharide Challenge. Probiotics Antimicrob Proteins. 2022 Dec 23. doi: 10.1007/s12602-022-10024-8. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36562953.

2022 Lee, Seunghyung, Shaowei Zhai, Dong-Fang Deng, Yuquan Li, Patrick Christopher Blaufuss, Bradley T. Eggold, and Fred Binkowski. Feeding Strategies for Adapting Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) Larvae to Formulated Diets at Early Life Stages. Animals 12, no. 22: 3128.

Lu X, Zhang JX, Zhang L, Wu D, Tian J, Yu LJ, He L, Zhong S, Du H, Deng DF, Ding YZ, Wen H, Jiang M. Comprehensive understanding the impacts of dietary exposure to polyethylene microplastics on genetically improved farmed tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus): tracking from growth, microbiota, metabolism to gene expressions. Sci Total Environ. 1;841:15657.1

2022 Lu X., Deng D-F., Huang F., Casu F., Kraco E., Newton R.J., Zohn M., Teh S.J., Watson A.M., Shepherd B., Ma Y., Dawood M.A.O., Rios Mendoza, L.M. Chronic exposure to high-density polyethylene microplastic through feeding alters the nutrient metabolism of juvenile yellow perch (Perca flavescens). Animal Nutrition.

2020     J-W. Lee, D-F. Deng, J, Lee, K. Kim, H. J Jung, Y. Choe, S.H. Park, M. Yoon. The adverse effects of selenomethionine on skeletal muscle, liver, and brain in the steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology (accept)

2019     Jiang, M., Zhao, H.H., Zai, S.W., Newton, J.R., Shepherd, B., Tian, J., Lofald, G.A., Teh, S., Binkowski, F. Deng, D.F Nutritional quality of different starches in feed fed to juvenile Yellow Perch, Perca flavescens. Aquacult Nutr. DOI: 10.1111/anu.13026

2019     Lin, CYHuang LHDeng DFLee SHLiang HJHung SSO. Metabolic adaptation to feed restriction on the green sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris) fingerlings. Sci Total Environ. 684, 77-88. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.05.044

2019     Yang, S, Zhai, S, Shepherd, B, Binkowski, F.P., Hung, S.S.O., Sealey, W.M., Deng, D-F. Determination of optimal feeding rates for juvenile lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) fed a formulated dry diet. Aquacult Nutr. 2019; 00: 1– 12.

2018     Jiang, M., Zhao, H.H., Zai, S.W., Shepherd, B., Wen, H., Deng, D.F. A defatted microalgae meal (Haematococcus pluvialis) as a partial protein source to replace fishmeal for feeding juvenile yellow perch Perca flavescens. J.of Applied Phycology, 31, pages1197–1205

2018     Seunghyung Lee, Hongxia Zhao, Yuquan Li, Fred P. Binkowski, Dong-Fang Deng* Brian S. Shepherd, Silas S.O. Hung, Sungchul C. Bai. Evaluation of formulated feed for juvenile lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) based on growth performance and nutrient retention. North American Journal of Aquaculture, 80:223-236.

2018     Jiang, M., H. Wen, G.W. Gou, T.L. Liu, X. Lu, D.F. Deng. Preliminary study to evaluate the effects of dietary bile acids on growth performance and lipid metabolism of juvenile genetically improved farmed tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus ) fed plant ingredient-based diets. Aquaculture Nutrition, 24, 1175-1183.

2016     W.F Wang, S.H Lee, S.S.O. Hung, & D.F. Deng*. Response of heat shock protein 70 and caspase-3/7 to dietary selenomethionine in juvenile white sturgeon. Animal Nutrition, 2: 45-50.