Dr. Eric Peatman

Peatman for websiteAssociate Professor

Personal Website

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Field of Specialization

  • Professional Affiliations
  • Special Honors & Awards
  • Research
  • Publications

  • Member of International Society for Developmental and Comparative Immunology
  • Member of American Society for Investigative Pathology
  • Member of Alabama Fisheries Association
  • Member of Catfish Farmers of America
  • Member of International Society for Animal Genetics

  • Application of genetic and genomic techniques to the study of aquatic organisms important for aquaculture, recreation, and conservation
  • Population genomics
  • Mucosal health in aquaculture organisms
  • Performance selection in intensive rearing systems

Also see personal website for recent publications

Title Journal Year
Alternative complement pathway of channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus): Molecular characterization, mapping and expression analysis of factors Bf/C2 and Df Fish & Shellfish Immunology 2012
Molecular characterization of three L-type lectin genes from channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus and their responses to Edwardsiella ictaluri challenge Fish & Shellfish Immunology 2012
Characterization of a mannose-binding lectin from channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) Research in Veterinary Science 2012
Pathogen recognition receptors in channel catfish: I. Identification, phylogeny and expression of NOD-like receptors Developmental and Comparative Immunology 2012
Rapid development of molecular resources for a freshwater mussel, Villosa lienosa (Bivalvia:Unionidae), using an RNA-seq-based approach Freshwater Science 2012
Catfish hybrid Ictalurus punctatus × I. furcatus exhibits higher resistance to columnaris disease than the parental species DISEASES OF AQUATIC ORGANISMS 2012
Susceptibility of channel catfish, blue catfish and channel×blue catfish hybrid to Ichthyophthirius multifiliis Aquaculture 2011
Microarray analysis of gene expression in eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) reveals a novel combination of antimicrobial and oxidative stress host responses after dermo (Perkinsus marinus) challenge Fish & Shellfish Immunology 2011
Molecular responses of ceruloplasmin to Edwardsiella ictaluri infection and iron overload in channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) Fish & Shellfish Immunology 2011
Molecular characterization and expression analysis of the channel catfish cathepsin D genes Fish & Shellfish Immunology 2011
Microfibrillar-associated protein 4 (MFAP4) genes in catfish play a novel role in innate immune responses Developmental and Comparative Immunology 2011
Proliferating cells in suborbital tissue drive eye migration in flatfish Developmental Biology 2011
Gene expression profiling of a fish parasite Ichthyophthirius multifiliis: Insights into development and senescence-associated avirulence Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part D 2011
Molecular responses of calreticulin genes to iron overload and bacterial challenge in channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) Developmental and Comparative Immunology 2011
Structure and expression of transferrin gene of channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus Fish & Shellfish Immunology 2010
Identification and characterization of matrix metalloproteinase-13 sequence structure and expression during embryogenesis and infection in channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) Developmental and Comparative Immunology 2010
NOD-like subfamily of the nucleotide-binding domain and leucine-rich repeat containing family receptors and their expression in channel catfish Developmental and Comparative Immunology 2009
Microarray analysis of gene expression in the blue catfish liver reveals early activation of the MHC class I pathway after infection with Edwardsiella ictaluri Molecular Immunology 2008
The two channel catfish intelectin genes exhibit highly differential patterns of tissue expression and regulation after infection with Edwardsiella ictaluri Developmental and Comparative Immunology 2008
Generation and analysis of ESTs from the eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica Gmelin and identification of microsatellite and SNP markers BMC Genomics 2007
Repeat structure of the catfish genome: a genomic and transcriptomic assessment of Tc1-like transposon elements in channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) Genetica 2007
Structural characterisation and expression analysis of Toll-like receptor 2 gene from catfish Fish and Shellfish Immunology 2007
Evolution of CC chemokines in teleost fish: a case study in gene duplication and implications for immune diversity Immunogenetics 2007
Divergent Toll-like receptors in catfish (Ictalurus punctatus): TLR5S, TLR20, TLR21 Fish and Shellfish Immunology 2007
Expression analysis of the acute phase response in channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) after infection with a Gram-negative bacterium Developmental and Comparative Immunology 2007
Towards the ictalurid catfish transcriptome: generation and analysis of 31,215 catfish ESTs BMC Genomics 2007
Analysis of the composition of the bacterial community in puffer fish Takifugu obscurus Aquaculture 2007
Characterization of a NK-lysin antimicrobial Fish and Shellfish Immunology 2006
Characterization of 23 CC chemokine genes and analysis of their expression in channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) Developmental and Comparative Immunology 2006
The catfish liver-expressed antimicrobial peptide 2 (LEAP-2) gene is expressed in a wide range of tissues and developmentally regulated Molecular Immunology 2006
Catfish CC chemokines: genomic clustering, duplications, and expression after bacterial infection with Edwardsiella ictaluri Molecular Genetic Genomics 2006
Toll-like receptor 3 and TICAM genes in catfish: species-specific expression profiles following infection with Edwardsiella ictaluri Immunogenetics 2006
Genomic organization, gene duplication, and expression analysis of interleukin-1B in channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) Molecular Immunology 2006
Channel catfish BAC-end sequences for marker development and assessment of syntenic conservation with other fish species Animal Genetics 2006
CC chemokines in zebrafish: Evidence for extensive intrachromosomal gene duplications Genomics 2006
Catfish hepcidin gene is expressed in a wide range of tissues Developmental and Comparative Immunology 2005
Characterization and expression analysis of bactericidal Developmental and Comparative Immunology 2005
Constitutive expression of three novel catfish CXC chemokines: Molecular Immunology 2005
Chemokines in Fish: A Rapidly Expanding Repertoire Focus on Immunology Research 2005
In silico identification and expression analysis of 12 novel CC chemokines in catfish Immunogenetics 2005
Sequence analysis and expression of a CXC chemokine in resistant Developmental and Comparative Immunology 2004
Multiple CC chemokines in channel catfish and blue catfish as revealed by analysis of expressed sequence tags Immunogenetics 2004

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