After completing my PhD at Stirling in frog farming, I was fortunate enough to continue in my choosen field of aquatic microbiology, specialising in Asian aquatic animals of socio-economic significance. I am interested in developing safe and sustainabily produced aquatic food products.
My research interests are focused on improving aquatic animal health. Most of my research activities include the identification and characterisation of bacterial diseases of socio-economic interest within farmed aquatic animals as well as treatments to mitigate the impact of such diseases. I am currently working on bacterial diseases of farmed catfish (P. hypophthalmus) and tilapia (Oreochromis spp.) looking at pathogenesis, vaccines and mitigating development of antibiotic resistance. I also working on novel bacterial diseases within existing and emerging aquatic animal production.
Morach M, Stephan R, Schmitt S, Ewers C, Zschock M, Reyes-Velez J, Gilli U, Crespo-Ortiz MdP, Crumlish M, Gunturu R, Daubenberger CA, Ip M, Regli W & Johler S (2018) European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 37 (3), pp. 527-536.
Oidtmann B, LaPatra SE, Verner-Jeffreys DW, Pond M, Peeler EJ, Noguera PA, Bruno DW, St-Hilaire S, Schubiger CB, Snekvik K, Crumlish M, Green D, Metselaar M, Rodger HD, Schmidt-Posthaus H, Galeotti M & Feist SW (2013) Journal of Fish Diseases, 36 (11), pp. 921-937.