Garth L. Fletcher, Ph.D. is a physiologist who has been conducting research on Antifreeze Proteins for over 40 years, studying its structure and function. In collaboration with Dr. Choy Hew and Dr. Boris Rubinsky he discovered and described most of the known fish antifreeze protein isotypes, pioneered and patented the development of transgenic salmon with improved cold resistance and accelerated growth rates.
Dr. Fletcher has published more than 175 peer-reviewed scientific papers and has been a key speaker at numerous national and international conferences. He developed and manages the CPP manufacturing facility (Fletcher Laboratory) at Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Dr. Fletcher received his education at the University of British Columbia and the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is Professor Emeritus and Head of the Department of Ocean Sciences at Memorial University in St. John’s Newfoundland Canada, and is a co-founder of A/F Protein.