Funding

A. Currently funded research projects

  1. Fish and Shellfish Technologies. USDA/CSREES Funds. Investigators – G. Flick, G. Boardman, E. McLean, S. Smith, L. Marsh, S. Craig.
  2. Aquaculture Virginia. USDA/CSREES Funds. Investigators – G. Flick, G. Boardman, E. McLean, S. Smith and L. Marsh.
  3. Evaluation of a Mycobacterium DNA vaccine in striped bass and zebrafish. AH&D/USDA grant. Investigators – S.A. Smith and T. Lowry

B. Past funded research projects

  1. Immunomodulatory effects of a recominant mycobacterial vaccine in fish. AH&D/USDA grant. Investigators – S.A. Smith, D. Pasnik and G. Schurig.
  2. Pharmacokinetics and tissue residue analysis of oxytetracycline in summer flounder, Paralichthys dentatus, maintained at different production salanities. Virginia Sea Grant College Program. Investigators – S.A. Smith, K. Hughes and R. Duncan.
  3. Reducing mortality of horseshoe crabs in the biomedical industry’s bleeding process. Virginia Sea Grant College Program. Investigators – J. Berkson and S.A. Smith.
  4. The effects of conventional and alternative processing operations on the presence and public health significance of Cryptosporidium parvum in eastern oysters (Crassostrea virginica). Virginia Sea Grant College Program. Investigators – G. Flick, S.A. Smith and D. Lindsay.
  5. Establishment of a Horseshoe Crab Research Center. ASPIRES, Virginia Tech. Investigators – J. Berkson, Co-I – S.A. Smith.
  6. Clinical evaluation of packed cell volume and biochemistry parameters in the horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus). Program Development Funds, VA Sea Grant College Program. Investigators – S.A. Smith and J. Berkson.
  7. Evaluation of ceftiofur as a chemotherapeutic for bacterial infections in grass carp. HACTH Grant Program, USDA. Investigators – S.A. Smith and A. Somjetlertcharoen.
  8. Pharmacokinetics of oxytetracycline and ceftiofur in cultured yellow perch. CFAST Initiative, Virginia Tech. Investigators – S.A. Smith.
  9. Ontogeny and development of the immune response in hybrid striped bass. Virginia Sea Grant Program. Investigators - S. Smith, T. Hrubec and J. Robertson.
  10. Gentic manipulation of shrimp, Virginia Sea Grant Program, Investigators - T. Caceci, T. Toth and S. Smith.
  11. Use of fish in immunotoxicity risk assessment. NIH grant. Investigators - S. Holladay, S. Smith and J. Robertson.
  12. Growth hormone in shrimp. Virginia Sea Grant Program. Investigators - T. Caceci, T. Toth and S. Smith.
  13. Development of a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique for the detection of mycobacteriosis in fish. VMRCVM Clinical Research Grant Program. Investigators - S. Smith and J.E. Wolf.
  14. Evaluation of the health status of cultured tilapia using hemtological parameters. VMRCVM Animal Health and Disease Grant. Investigators - S. Smith, W. Chickering and T. Caceci.
  15. Normal anatomy and histology of cultured tilapia. VT C-FAST grant. Investigators - S. Smith, B. Smith and T. Caceci.

C. Other research activities

  1. Isolation and purification of immunoglobulin from shortnose sturgeon, yellow perch, summer flounder and cobia. Investigator – S.A. Smith
  2. Pharmacokinetics of oxytetracycline in the horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus. Investigator – S.A. Smith
  3. Cardiovascular and gastrointestinal radiographic contrast studies in the horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus). Investigators – S.A. Smith and T. Spotswood