Timothy Breton

Timothy Breton
Title Associate Professor of Biology (effective Fall 2021)
Telephone 207-778-7364

Dr. Timothy Breton is a fish physiologist with expertise in reproductive development and applications to fisheries and aquaculture (fish farming). His research efforts have focused on understanding reproduction in several commercially important species, including Atlantic cod, black sea bass, summer flounder, and alewives. Dr. Breton also utilizes many modern molecular techniques to understand egg development, sex change, and sex differentiation in fishes, including quantitative PCR (qPCR) and genomics approaches. He has interests in all things related to fish or molecular biology, and is always looking to apply modern genetic techniques to new ecological or physiological questions.


  • 2014 PhD Zoology, University of New Hampshire
  • 2008 MS Zoology, University of New Hampshire
  • 2006 BS Biology, Suffolk University