Aquatic Animal Health Program

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University has an active program that focuses on aquatic animal health. The Aquatic Animal Health Program is part of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. The overall objectives of the program are to provide research, diagnostic service, teaching, and outreach functions, with an emphasis on economically and environmentally important issues in fish health.


Cassidy-HanleyDonna Cassidy-Hanley, Ph.D., Senior Research Associate
Research Interest: Infectious and non-infectious diseases of fish; emerging pathogens of fish

Theodore ClarkTheodore Clark, PhD, Professor of Parasitology & Immunology

Research Interest: Vaccine Development; Mitochondrial Dynamics; Evolution of Antigen Presentation in teleost fish; Biology of the ciliated protozoa Tetrahymena and Ichthyophthirius

Rodman Getchell, PhD, Assistant Research Professor

Research Interest: Molecular diagnostics and emerging diseases of fish; Target animal safety studies for new aquaculture therapeutants and chemicals

Helene Marquis Hélène Marquis, DMV, PhD, Professor of Microbiology

Research Interest: Pathogenesis of bacterial diseases affecting mammalian and aquatic animals.

Rodman Getchell Lab