Select Pubs

  • Friedman, CS, Wight, N, Crosson, LM, VanBlaricom, GR, Lafferty, KD. 2014. Reduced disease in black abalone following mass mortality: phage therapy and natural selection. Front. Microbiol. Aquat. Microbiol. 5:78 (online).
  • Friedman, CS, Wight, N, Crosson, LM, White, SJ, Strenge, RM. 2014. Validation of a quantitative PCR assay for Withering Syndrome disease dynamics. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. In press.
  • Dorfmeier, EM, Vadopalas, B, Frelier, P, Friedman, CS. Temporal and spatial variability of native geoduck (Panopea generosa) endosymbionts in the Pacific Northwest. 2014. Journal of Shellfish Research. In press.
  • Crosson, LM, Wight, N, VanBlaricom, G, Kiryu, I, Moore, JD, Friedman CS. 2014. Withering Syndrome: Distribution, impacts, current diagnostic methods and new findings. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. In press.
  • Kiryu, I, Kurita, J, Yuasa K, Nishioka, T, Shimahara, Y, Kamaishi, T, Ototake, M, Tange, N, Inoue, M, Yatabe, T, Oseko, N, Friedman CS. 2013. First detection of Candidatus Xenohaliotis californiensis, the causative agent of withering syndrome, in Japanese Black abalone Haliotis discus discus in Japan. Fish Pathology 48(2):1-7.
  • Timmins-Schiffman, EB, Friedman, CS, Metzger, DC, White, SJ, Roberts, SB. 2013. Genomic resource development for shellfish conservation concern. Molecular Ecology Resources. doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12052.
  • Burge, CA, Friedman, CS. 2012. Quantifying Ostreid herpesvirus (OsHV-1) genome copies and expression during transmission. Microbial Ecology 63(3):596-604.
  • Timmins-Schiffman E, O’Donnell M, Friedman C, Roberts S. 2012. Evidence in oysters for short-term compensatory mechanisms to deal with decreased calcium carbonate availability in acidified conditions. Marine Biology. doi: 10.1007/s00227-012-2055-x.
  • Bouma, JV, Rothaus, DP, Straus, KM, Vadopalas, B, Friedman, CS. 2012. Low juvenile pinto abalone (Haliotis kamtschatkana kamtschatkana) abundance in the San Juan Archipelago, Washington State. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 141: 76-83.
  • Friedman, CS, Crosson, LM. 2012. Putative phage hyperparasite in the rickettsial pathogen of abalone, “Candidatus Xenohaliotis californiensis”. Microbial Ecology 64(4):1064-1072. doi: 10.1007/s00248-012-0080-4.

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My laboratory focuses on the examination of infectious and non-infectious diseases of wild and cultured marine invertebrates. We are interested in the impacts of disease on animal health at the individual and population levels. At the individual level, we examine host response (gross to gene expression level) and develop and apply diagnostic tools (e.g., cPCR and qPCR) to detect pathogens and host responses. We also develop treatments for bacterial pathogens. The ecology of infectious diseases at the population level is examined via field and wet laboratory experiments in which the roles of variations in host (e.g., species or family), environment (e.g., temperature, salinity, pH), and pathogen are defined.

Another focus of our laboratory is the conservation of marine invertebrates, particularly abalone. We work with colleagues at universities and state and federal resource agencies to characterize trends in populations, recruitment, and larval survival/behavior.

Our laboratory serves as the OIE Reference Laboratory for infection with "Candidatus Xenohaliotis californiensis".

Our major projects currently are focused on: