OCCRI Researchers

Title: Professor, Director of J.L. Fryer Salmon Disease Laboratory
Name: Jerri Bartholomew
Institution: Oregon State University
Department: Microbiology

Research Theme: Salmon diseases, fish parasites: My research interest is pathogens of fishes, and particularly parasites of the phylum Myxozoa. This group is distinguished by having a complex life cycle, requiring not only a fish host, but an aquatic annelid. There are greater than 2200 known myxozoan species, and the life cycles of less than 30 have been described, and we are trying to add to this number. However, three species that cause disease in salmonids are the main focus of our research.

Research Fields:

Ecology and Ecosystem Management
Human Impacts Policy
Impacts Ecosystems and Populations

Professional Activities:

Board of Directors, Western Regional Aquaculture Center – 2005-present

Strategic Planning Committee, Western Regional Aquaculture Center – 2006-present

Technical Advisor, Western Regional Aquaculture Center – 2006

Scientific Advisory Panel, Center for Fish Disease Research, OSU – 2005-present

Scholarship Committee, Dept. of Microbiology – 2005-present

Selected Publications:

Hallett, S. L. and J. L. Bartholomew. Effects of water flow on the infection dynamics of Myxobolus cerebralis. Parasitology.

Arsan, E. L. and J. L. Bartholomew. Potential dispersal of the non-native parasite Myxobolus cerebralis in the Willamette River Basin, Oregon: A qualitative analysis of risk. Review in Fisheries Science. In Press.

Arsan, L., S. Adkinson, S. Hallett, T. Meyers, and J. Bartholomew. 2007. Expanded geographical distribution of Myxobolus cerebralis: first polymerase chain reaction (PCR) detections from Alaska. Journal of Fish Diseases 30:483-491.

Arsan, L., S. Hallett, and J. Bartholomew. 2007. Tubifex tubifex from Alaska: distribution and susceptibility to Myxobolus cerebralis. Journal of Parasitology, in press.

Bartholomew, J. L., H. V. Lorz, S. D. Atkinson, S. L. Hallett, D. G. Stevens, R. A. Holt, K. Lujan and A. Amandi. 2007. Evaluation of a management strategy to control the spread of Myxobolus cerebralis in a lower Columbia River tributary. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 27:542-550.