Dr. Jerri Bartholomew

OR Representative
Institution / Organization: Oregon State University

Her team's research envelopes wide-ranging aspects such as parasite biology, evolution, diversity, and host immunity. However, they design their studies around examining how human-induced ecosystem alterations and climate change influence disease development in salmon. A significant long-standing project involves working on Ceratonova shasta in the Klamath River. By merging diligent research with consistent monitoring strategies, Prof. Bartholomew establishes a powerful intersection between academia and real-world applications. The team's findings have proven instrumental in providing timely data regarding parasite densities and predicted impacts on juvenile salmon.

Since 2005, she has instilled her expertise onto the Board of Directors of the Western Regional Aquaculture Center (WRAC). Her proven leadership skills are witnessed through her past positions as Chair of the WRAC Board of Directors and President of the Fish Health Section of the American Fisheries Society.


Fish pathogens, fish disease, myxozoan parasites


University of Washington
School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences

Box 355020, Seattle, WA 98195
1122 NE Boat St, Seattle, WA 98105


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