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Meet Great Lake Researcher Paul Bowser

Dr. Paul Bowser has been a Professor of Aquatic Animal Medicine at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University since 1985. His general interests include infectious and non-infectious diseases of fishes and strategies for fish health management. Primary research interests include pathogenesis of retroviral-caused tumors in fish, evaluation of new therapeutic compounds for use in cultured food fishes and management strategies designed to limit disease in intensively cultured fish.

More recently, he has been studying the emergence of Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) in fish in the Great Lakes Basin. In addition to teaching courses in fish health on the Cornell campus, Dr. Bowser is a member of the instructional faculty and serves as Associate Director of the AQUAVET Program, an educational program in aquatic animal medicine jointly sponsored by the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University and the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Current Projects

Freshwater Adaptation and Early Invasion of Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Virus into the Great Lakes Basin

Prevalence of Botulism in the Food Chain of the Lower Great Lakes

Prevalence of Botulism in Fish in the Lower Great Lakes