Field of Specialization
Aquatic Animal Health: marine and freshwater fish and shellfish
- Professional Affiliations
- Special Honors & Awards
- Alabama Fisheries Association (Secretary-Treasurer and Newsletter Editor, 1990-1993)
- Alabama Fisheries Association (President-elect- 1996)
- Alabama Fisheries Association (President 1997)
- American Fisheries Society
- American Fisheries Society Fish Health Section
- American Society for Microbiology
- Gamma Sigma Delta (Secretary 1997-98)
- Gamma Sigma Delta (President 2000)
- National Shellfisheries Association
- Sigma Xi
- United States Aquaculture Society
- World Aquaculture Society
- Certificate of Appreciation. U. S. Aquaculture Society for Outstanding Service and Contributions as Regional Newsletter Editor 2005.
- Selected Participant, ESCOP/ACOP Leadership Development Program Phase III, Class 9, 3-day Training Program, Washington, D.C. 2000.
- Selected participant, ESCOP/ACOP Leadership Development Program Phase I, Class 9, 6-day training program, Indianapolis, IN 1999.
- Outstanding Auburn University Woman Graduate, Celebration of Centennial of Women Graduates, 1992.
- Outstanding Men and Women in Science 1992-93.
- Outstanding Service Award, Alabama Fisheries Association, Secretary-Treasurer and Newsletter Editor 1990-1993.
- NOAA Fellowship Marine Molecular Biology 5-week training course, Duke Marine Laboratory, Beaufort, NC. 1993.
- Outstanding Young Women of America 1986.
- Affiliate Faculty: Alabama Water Resources Research Institute, Auburn University.
- Fish Diagnostic Laboratory Coordinator, Southeastern Cooperative Fish Disease Project (1985-1992)
- USDA Peer Panel Member for Special Grants (Aquaculture: Fish Diseases) Washington, D. C. (1989, 1990, and 1991)
- Journal of Applied Aquaculture- Editorial Board Member (1994 – 2007)
My research takes a classical approach to determining causes of infectious diseases in marine and freshwater fish and shellfish. My research also is determining affects of Vibrio spp in public health and in infectious disease of aquatic animals. I also study affects of Perkinsus marinus (“dermo”) in oyster populations in Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
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