Contact Information


Phone: 517-432-9517

Food Safety and Toxicology Building
1129 Farm Lane, Room 344
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824


  • DVM, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Italy, 2008
  • MSc, Institute of Aquaculture - University of Stirling, Scotland, 2009
  • PhD, Scottish Fish Immunology Centre - University of Aberdeen, Scotland , 2014

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Aquatic Veterinarian, World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association, 2020


  • WAVMA Past President

Postdoctoral Experience

  • University Assistant, VetMedUni, Vienna, Austria
  • Post Doctoral Research Associate, University of Toledo, Ohio
  • Post Doctoral Research Associate, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio


  • PDI 636 Aquatic Animal Medicine Clerkship

Dr. Bartolomeo Gorgoglione is an internationally recognized scientist dedicated to fish pathobiology and immunology. He earned a specialist degree in Veterinary Medicine at Bari University in Italy and a master’s degree in Aquatic Veterinary Studies at Stirling University, Scotland with a research project on myxozoan parasitic infections in Atlantic cod. He earned a PhD in Biology/Fish Immunology at Aberdeen University, Scotland in a partnership with CEFAS-Weymouth, England. During his PhD, Gorgoglione widely studied trout immune response upon single and heterogenous co-infections, mainly between proliferative kidney disease (PKD) and viral haemorrhagic septicaemia (VHS).

Immediately thereafter, Gorgoglione was employed as a university assistant in the Clinical Division of Fish Medicine at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, Austria. He broadly worked on fish health, from clinical to diagnostic approaches, and focused his research on comparative pathology and immunology. He worked on myxozoan parasite life cycles (in fish and bryozoan hosts) and host-pathogen interactions in farmed and wild fish species including carp edema virus. After he moved to the US, Gorgoglione worked with in vitro virology and cell transfection models at Toledo University, Ohio and then at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, where he focused on pathogenicity and host immune response modulation by Novirhabdoviruses (VHSV and infectious haematopoietic necrosis virus).

Gorgoglione is currently an assistant professor (tenure track) at Michigan State University’s Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory in a joint appointment between the Departments of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Fisheries and Wildlife at the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. He teaches the PDI 636 Aquatic Animal Medicine Clerkship.

Gorgoglione’s research applies to fish virology and parasitology. It focuses on polymicrobial infections with relevance for wild and farmed fish species. Gorgoglione holds the honorific title of Certified Aquatic Veterinarian, and is a trusted collaborator of the European Association of Fish Pathologists (former administrator of the EAFP website and EAFP-Facebook). In 2024, Gorgoglione serves as the Past President of the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association and the Chair of the WAVMA Education and Student Committee. Gorgoglione is the Academic Advisor of the MSU-CVM WAVMA Student Chapter within the Zoo, Exotics, Wildlife, and Aquatics (ZEWA) DVM Student Club.

Current Research

  • Elucidating carp responses and virulence strategies during CyHV-3 infection of hosts with different susceptibility patterns (funded by BARD, grant #US-5343-21)
  • Improve PKD diagnostics and assess the impact of Tetracapsuloides bryosalmonae infection on North American salmonids (funded by 2022 MSCGP)
  • Determining Great Lakes invasive Asian carp species susceptibility to emerging viral infections (funded by NOAA Michigan Sea Grant)
  • Joining efforts to detect an emerging myxozoan fish parasite in the Great Lakes basin (funded by TETRAD 2024)