SFA Faculty Listing

Robert Bayer, Animal Science
Timothy Bowden, Aquaculture
Stephanie Burnett, Horticulture
Beth Calder, Food Science
Lily Calderwood, Horticulture
Mary Ellen Camire, Food Science
Robert Causey, Animal Science
Susan Erich, Plant and Soil Chemistry
Eric Gallandt, Weed Ecology
Charlene Gray, Horticulture
Jianjun (Jay) Hao, Plant Pathology
Mark Hutton, Vegetable Crops
Pauline Kamath, Animal Health
Dorothy Klimis-Zacas, Clinical Nutrition
Anne Lichtenwalner, Animal Science
Robson Machado, Food Science
Ellen Mallory, Sustainable Agriculture
David Marcinkowski, Animal Science
Eileen Molloy, Human Nutrition
Renae Moran, Pomology
Angela Myracle, Human Nutrition
Balu Nayak, Food Science
Tsutomu Ohno, Soil Chemistry
Brian Perkins, Food Science
Jennifer Perry, Food Microbiology
Bryan Peterson, Horticulture
Greg Porter, Crop Ecology
Juan Romero, Animal Nutrition
Marianne Sarrantonio, Sustainable Agriculture
Denise Skonberg, Food Science
Martin Stokes, Animal Science
Susan Sullivan, Human Nutrition
Mona Therrien, Human Nutrition
Matthew Wallhead, Horticulture
James Weber, Animal Science
Adrienne White, Human Nutrition
David Yarborough, Horticulture
Kate Yerxa, Human Nutrition

Robert Bayer

Degree: Ph. D. 1972, Michigan State UniversityBayer
Phone: 207.581.2785
Email: rbayer@maine.edu
Location: 104 Deering Hall
Website:  Lobster Institute

Professional Interests: Lobster nutrition, management and pathology

Research: Dr. Bayer has been involved in lobster research for nearly 30 years and since 1995 has been Executive Director of the Lobster Institute.  His primary interests are in the areas of lobster nutrition, management and pathology. He is also the co-holder of two U.S. patents – one for the gaffkemia vaccine and the other for a method and solution for improving frozen seafood quality.  He is also known for his work with shell disease research, testing of artificial diets and baits for lobsters, developing tests for determining illegal removal of lobster eggs with chlorine bleach, and a variety of other research related to lobsters and the lobster industry.

Recent Publications:

Bolton, J.C.; Bayer, R.; Bushway, R.; Collins, S.; Perkins, B. 2014. Analytical and semipreparative HPLC analysis and isolation of hemocyanin from the american lobster Homarus americanus. J. Shellfish Res. 33:11-17.

Bolton, J.C.; Collins, S.; Smith, R.; Perkins, B.; Bushway, R.; Bayer, R.; Vetelino, J.  2009. Spectroscopic analysis of hemolymph from the american lobster (Homarus americanus).  Shellfish Res. 28:905-912.

Cogleton, W.R.; Vassiliev, T.; Bayer, R.C.; Pearce, B.R.; Jacques, J.; Gillman, C. 2006. Trends in Maine softshell clam landings. J. Shellfish Res. 25:475-480.

Calder, B.L.; Bushway, A.A.; Bayer, R.C.; Davis-Dentici, K.A.; Camire, M.E. 2005.  Quality of whole lobster (Homarus americanus) treated with sodium tripolyphosphate before cooking and frozen storage. J. Food Sci. 70:C523-C528.

Hsu, J.L.; Opitz, H.M.; Bayer, R.C.; Kling, L.J.; Halteman, W.A.; Martin, R.E.; Slabyj, B.M. 2005. J. Food Protect. 68:1635-1640.