Dr. Choon Bok Song, Visiting Faculty
with Dr. Michael Kent

Phone: 541-737-9664
Education: Ph.D. in Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

I am working at the Department of Aquatic Medicine of Jeju National University in South Korea. I am interested in the development of a rapid and precise diagnosis for fish pathogens, which will make it possible to get precise information on them. Such information apparently contributes not only to minimize the abuse of antibiotics and produce safe foodstuffs to eat, but also to minimize the emergence of multi-drug resistant bacteria due to such abuses. The techniques developed will be applicable to aquatic pathogens for humans as well as those for fish by using them to the hygienic grading system or HACCP program. Also, by using this method we are able to monitor the temporal and spatial occurrence of various fish pathogens in more rapid and easy ways.



Dr. Chengzhong Yang, Visiting Faculty
with Dr. Jerri Bartholomew

Phone:  531-737-9664; 541-368-8322
Emailyangche@oregonstate.edu; drczyang@126.com
Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Microbiology, Oregon State University; Ph.D. Zoology, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China

I graduated from Sichuan University with a doctor degree in Zoology. When I was a Ph.D student, I conducted studies on genetic diversity, evolution history and relationships of the four subspecies of Chinese Sika deer. The phylogenetic relationships among the families Cervidae, Moschidae and Bovidae were also investigated. After becoming a faculty member of Chongqing University, my interest focused on the mechanism of speciation and differentiation of Myxozoa. During my stay in the lab of  Dr. Jerri Bartholomew, we will be working on molecular evolution between parasites and their hosts as well as conducting field work.


 Dr. Qiao Yang, Visiting Faculty (has returned to China)
with Dr. Stephen Giovannoni

Phone:  541-737-3189



Dr. Mauricio Martins (has returned to Brazil) Visiting Faculty with Dr. Michael Kent

Web Sites:  http://aquos.ufsc.br/contato.html
and http://dgp.cnpq.br/dgp/espelhogrupo/0696330437293715

Email:   mauricio.martins@usfac.br
Education: Ph.D. in Aquaculture, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Sabbatical on Fish Pathology, USDA, Auburn, AL and OSU, Corvallis, Oregon.

I am employed by AQUOS, Aquatic Organisms Health Laboratory at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, SC, Brazil.  I work on parasite identification especially monogeneans and trichodinids and also other endohelminthic and ectoparasitic fauna.  Other research involves vaccine development and isolation of probiotics (lactic acid bacteria) from the intestines of silver catfish (Rhamdia quelen) tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus), surubim hybrid (Pseudoplatystoma) and pirarucu (Arapaima gigas).  We also work on parasitic fauna from farmed ornamental fish and those for human consumption.  We study the efficacy of the use of essential oils to treat fish parasites such as pepper rosemary, peppermint, basil, and ginger.  During my stay in the lab of Dr. Michael Kent, we have been working on Pseudocarillaria tomentosa egg treatment by heating and chlorine.  Results showed that the heat inhibited the larval development as well as did the use of chlorine which killed the parasites and inhibited egg development.