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Immune responses in teleost fish

Duration

October 2007 - September 2011

Narrative

Goals 1: Develop molecular tools to study the immune response in fish. Target genes will be used for the design and application of real-time quantitative RTPCR assays for studying the differential regulation of genes upon stimulation or infection. Goal 2: Production of cellular resources for studying immune response in fish. Candidate gene will be cloned into expression vectors for the production of recombinant proteins. The proteins will be used to generate specific antiserum against the given protein. Goal 3: To develop standarized challenge models for gram negative and positive bacterial pathogens in fish. Initially, a gram-positive model of infection will be developed for zebrafish. Data will include LD30 and mean time to death analyses.

 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 102

Masters Students: 247

Phd Students: 163

Post Docs: 55

University Staff: 266

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 722

Scientific Publications: 1960

Presentations: 4355

 

Personnel

Funding Agencies

  • Western Fisheries Research Center

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