Ione Hunt von Herbing

Ione Hunt von Herbing

Dr. Ione Hunt von Herbing is associate professor and director of the Marine Conservation and Aquatic Physiological Laboratory (MCAPL) in UNT’s Department of Biological Sciences. Over the past 15 years, her concern for the deteriorating health of global oceans and wild fisheries — and lack of sustainably farmed fish — led her to use probiotics in her research to increase the health and productivity of farmed fish in Texas and Mexico. In conjunction with UNT graduate students, she holds two patents, including a treatment for the human disease PKU using a genetically modified probiotic. Most recently, Dr. Hunt von Herbing teamed with UNT chemists, physicists and engineers to learn more about the diverse challenges of climate change on ocean and human health to identify interdisciplinary and global solutions for a better future.