Projects include:

  • Development and implementation of a fish health initiative for Michigan inland and Great Lakes fisheries
  • Investigating infectious diseases as a “bottleneck” to lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis) recruitment
  • Assessing the risk of emergent and endemic fish pathogens to Great Lakes lake sturgeon populations
  • Flavobacterial diversity and its effect on disease in aquaculture
  • Identification of the risks of emerging flavobacteria to early life stages of farmed salmonids and development of improved control strategies
  • Re-emergence of epizootic epitheliotropic disease virus: potential effects and development of improved diagnostics and control measures
  • Aquatic invasive species and pathogen testing
  • Laboratory investigation into the role of largemouth bass virus (Ranavirus, Iridoviridae) in smallmouth bass mortality event in Pennsylvania rivers
  • Identifying risks of emerging viral infections in the Great Lakes
  • VHSV in the Great Lakes
  • Emerging Flavobacterium spp. in the Great Lakes Basin: Identification and assessment of their impacts on fish health