Fish health and physiology

The group has long-standing interests in fish physiology and health, with a focus on systems that regulate growth, immunity and oxygen transport. We are characterising these systems at the molecular and cellular level, with a focus on understanding regulation of gene expression. 

Lab Members:
Main collaborations:
Prof. Sam Martin (School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen)
Dr Robert Devlin (Fisheries & Oceans Canada, recently retired)
Dr Helen Dooley (School of Medicine, University of Maryland)
Dr David Stead (Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Aberdeen)
Representative papers:
Causey DR, Potz M, Stead DA, Secombes CJ, Macqueen DJ. 2018. High-throughput proteomic expression profiling of the fish liver response to bacterial challenge. BMC Genomics. 19: 719

Causey DR, Kim JH, Stead DA, Devlin RH, Martin SAM, Macqueen DJ. 2018. Proteomic comparison of selective breeding and growth hormone transgenesis in fish: Unique pathways to enhanced growth J. Proteomics. pii: S1874-3919(18)30325-7.
 
Alzaid A, Kim J-H, Devlin RH, Martin SAM, Macqueen DJ. 2018. Growth hormone transgenesis in coho salmon disrupts muscle immune function impacting cross-talk with growth systems. J. Exp. Biol. In Press. 
Alzaid A, Jouneau L, Wang T, Secombes CJ, Boudinot P, Macqueen DJ*, Martin SAM*. 2016. Cross-talk between growth and immunity: coupling of the insulin-like growth factor axis to conserved cytokine pathway in rainbow trout. Endocrinology. 157:1942-1955. [*joint senior/corresponding author]. 
From Causey et al. 2018. High-throughput proteomic expression profiling of the fish liver response to bacterial challenge. BMC Genomics. 19: 719.