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Maureen Purcell

Research Microbiologist

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Western Fisheries Research Center

 

Dr. Maureen Purcell is a research microbiologist at the USGS Western Fisheries Research Center in Seattle, WA. Her research interests include comparative immunology and genetics of disease resistance. Currently, her research focuses on a number of important finfish pathogens, including Renibacterium salmoninarum, infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus (IHNV), viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSV), Ichthyophonus hoferi and Nucleospora salmonis. She is a member of the American Fisheries Society-Fish Health Section, International Society of Developmental and Comparative Immunology, European Association of Fish Pathologists and The American Society for Microbiology. She also serves as an associate editor of the Journal of Aquatic Animal Health.



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Purcell, Maureen K.; Hard, Jeffrey J.; Neely, Kathleen G.; Park, Linda K.; Winton, James R.; Elliott, Diane G., 2014. Genetic variation in bacterial kidney disease (BKD) susceptibility in Lake Michigan Chinook Salmon and its progenitor population from the Puget Sound. American Fisheries Society , 10 p.

Purcell, Maureen K.; Thompson, Rachel L.; Garver, Kyle A.; Hawley, Laura M.; Batts, William N.; Sprague, Laura; Sampson, Corie; Winton, James R., 2013. Universal reverse-transcriptase real-time PCR for infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus (IHNV). Inter-Research , 13 p.

Hershberger, P. K.; Purcell, M. K.; Hart, L. M.; Gregg, J. L.; Thompson, R. L.; Garver, K. A.; Winton, J. R., 2013. Influence of temperature on viral hemorrhagic septicemia (Genogroup IVa) in Pacific herring, Clupea pallasii Valenciennes. Elsevier , 6 p.

Elliott, D. G.; Applegate, L. J.; Murray, A. L.; Purcell, M. K.; McKibben, C. L., 2013. Bench-top validation testing of selected immunological and molecular Renibacterium salmoninarum diagnostic assays by comparison with quantitative bacteriological culture. Wiley , Wiley

Purcell, M.K., K.J. Laing, and J.R. Winton. 2012. Immunity to fish rhabdoviruses. Viruses. 4:140-166 [Link]

Hansen, J. D., J.C. Woodson, P.K. Hershberger, C. Grady, J.L. Gregg, and M.K. Purcell. 2012. Induction of anti-viral genes during acute infection with Viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSV) genogroup IVa in Pacific herring (Clupea pallasii). Fish and Shellfish Immunology. 32:259-267

Purcell, M.K., E.S. Bromage, J. Silva, J.D. Hansen, S.M. Badil, J.C. Woodson,P.K. Hershberger, 2012. Production and characterization of monoclonal antibodies to IgM of Pacific herring (Clupea pallasii). Fish and Shellfish Immunology. 33:552-558.

Jensen, Pamela C.; Purcell, Maureen K.; Morado, J. Frank; Eckert, Ginny L., 2012. Development of a real-time PCR assay for detection of planktonic red king crab (Paralithodes camtschaticus (Tilesius 1815)) larvae. National Shellfisheries Association , 8 p.

Park, J. W., C.H. Moon, A. Harmache, A.R. Wargo, M.K. Purcell, M. Bremont, and G. Kurath. 2011. Restricted growth of U-type infectious haematopoietic necrosis virus (IHNV) in rainbow trout cells may be linked to casein kinase II activity. Journal of Fish Diseases. 34:115-129. [Link]

Badil, S., D.G. Elliott, T. Kurobe, R.P. Hedrick, K. Clemens, M. Blair, M.K. Purcell. 2011. Comparative Evaluation of molecular diagnostic tests for Nucleospora salmonis and prevalence in migrating juvenile salmonids from the Snake River, USA. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health. 23: 19-29.

Purcell, Maureen K.; Getchell, Rodman G.; McClure, Carol A.; Weber, S.E.; Garver, Kyle A., 2011. Quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for detection of aquatic animal pathogens in a diagnostic laboratory setting. Taylor & Francis , 14 p.

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Ecology and Environmentaquatic ecosystems


Bacterial Kidney Disease

Image of Current Focus for Bacterial Kidney Disease

http://microbiology.usgs.gov/wildlife_health_fish.html#salmon_bkd

 

 


Diagnostic Protocols for Renibacterium salmoninarum

http://microbiology.usgs.gov/diagnostic_protocols.html


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Maureen Purcell
6505 N.E. 65th Street
Seattle, WA 98115
mpurcell@usgs.gov
206-526-2052
206-526-6654 - Fax
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