Viruses in Salmon - Intriguing Tricksters

  • 05 Jun 2012
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Pyramid Alehouse 1201 First Avenue South Seattle, WA 98134


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Dinner Meeting

Viruses in Salmon - Intriguing Tricksters

Dr. Gael Kurath - Research Microbiologist, USGS Western Fisheries Research Center

For the last 20 years, Gael has been a research microbiologist for the USGS Western Fisheries Research Center in Seattle, Washington.  Her primary interest is investigating how aquatic viruses are transmitted across watersheds, and how they evolve in response to natural and human-induced selection pressures.  Salmon viruses are a great system in which to study these interests, and her team’s goal is to understand these viruses and reduce their disease impacts.

Gael will introduce some of the many fascinating viruses that infect fish, and then focus on three examples to illustrate important recent events in the Pacific Northwest fish viruses.  These include IHN virus with a long history in our salmon, VHS virus that has emerged in the Great Lakes, and the recent reports of ISA virus detection.  We look forward to her presentation and an interesting conversation about how fish viruses impact Washington water resources.

Event Details:

June 5, 2012

Social 5:30-6:15

Dinner 6:15-7:00

Presentation 7:00-8:00


Students: Free

Member: $30

Non-Members: $40

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