I am studying the immunological response of Atlantic salmon towards salmon louse. I am characterising salivary gland proteins of salmon louse, and study how they affect immune cells of salmon. I use methods such as in situ hybdridisation, RNAi, recombinant proteins, leucocyte isolation and sorting of leucocytes with mangetic beads and flow cytometry.
Øvergård, AC., Midtbø, H.M.D., Hamre, L.A. et al. Small, charged proteins in salmon louse (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) secretions modulate Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) immune responses and coagulation. Scientific Reports 12, 7995 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-11773-w
Main supervisor: Aina-Cathrine Øvergård
Co-supervisors: Gyri Teien Haugland, Renate Hvidsten Skoge, Sindre Grotmol
BSc Biotechnology specialized in Molecular Biology, Norwegian university of science and technology, Trondheim
Exchange: Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
MSc Biomedical Science specialized in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, University of Western Australia