Selected Publications

Articles In Academic Journals

Year Title
2018 Dermal mycobacteriosis and warming sea surface temperatures are associated with elevated mortality of striped bass in Chesapeake BayEcology and Evolution. 9384-9397.
2017 Identification of virulence genes in vibrio spp. Isolates from the 2009 bermuda reef fish mortality eventJournal of Fish Diseases. 597-600.
2017 Impact of disease on the survival of three commercially fished speciesEcological Applications. 2116-2127.
2016 A novel method of microsatellite genotyping-by-sequencing using individual combinatorial barcodingRoyal Society Open Science. 150565.
2016 Draft genome sequences for seven Streptoccus parauberis isolates from wild fish in the Chesapeake BayGenome Announcements. e00741-16.
2015 Bacterial zoonoses of fishes: A review and appraisal of evidence for linkages between fish and human infectionsThe Veterinary Journal. 27-35.
2015 Comparative landscape genetics of two invading ticks: evidence of the ecological mechanisms underlying tick range expansions.  153-162.
2015 Comparative population genetics of two invading ticks: Evidence of the ecological mechanisms underlying tick range expansionsInfection, genetics and evolution : journal of molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics in infectious diseases. 153-62.
2015 ISQuest: finding insertion sequences in prokaryotic sequence fragment dataBioinformatics. 3406-3412.
2014 Effects of temperature, hypoxia, and mycobacteriosis on the metabolism of adult striped bass (Morone saxatilis)Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 113-127.
2014 Single-tube real-time PCR assay for differentiation of Ixodes affinis and Ixodes scapularisTicks and tick-borne diseases. 48-52.
2013 First report of Streptococcus parauberis in wild finfish from North AmericaVeterinary Microbiology. 270-275.
2013 Genetic Population Structure of US Atlantic Coastal Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis)Journal of Heredity. 510-520.
2013 Heritable melanism and parasitic infection both result in black-spotted mosquitofishSoutheastern Naturalist. 209-216.
2013 Independently evolved toad-eating snakes exhibit sexually dimorphic enlargement of adrenal glandsJournal of Zoology. 237-245.
2013 Internalization of Mycobacterium shottsii and Mycobacterium pseudoshottsii by Acanthamoeba polyphagaCanadian Journal of Microbiology. 570-576.
2013 Rapid, economical SNP and microsatellite discovery based on de novo assembly of a reduced representation genome in a non-model organism: a case study of Atlantic codJournal of Fish Biology. 944-958.
2012 Human endogenous retrovirus transcription profiles of the kidney and kidney-derived cell linesJournal of General Virology. 2356-2366.
2012 Impacts of mycobacteriosis on the growth of striped bass (Morone saxatilis) in Chesapeake BayCanadian Journal of Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences. 247-258.
2011 Characterization of photochromogenic Mycobacterium spp. from Chesapeake Bay striped bass (Morone saxatilis)Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 113-124.
2010 New taxa of the Porphyridiophyceae (Rhodophyta): Timspurckia oligopyrenoides gen. et sp. nov. and Erythrolobus madagascariensis sp. novPhycologia. 604-616.
2010 Quantitative PCR assay for Mycobacterium pseudoshottsii and Mycobacterium shottsii and application to environmental samples and fishes from the Chesapeake BayApplied and Environmental Microbiology. 6171-6179.
2009 DC electrokinetic transport of cylindrical cells in straight microchannelsBiomicrofluidics. 44110-11016.
2009 Mycobacteriosis in fishes: A reviewVet. J.. 33-47.
2008 Apolipoprotein A-1 from striped bass (Morone saxatilis) demonstrates antibacterial activity in vitroComp. Biochem. Physiol. B. 151-167.
2008 Mycobacteriosis-associated mortality in wild striped bass (Morone saxatilis) from Chesapeake Bay, USAEcol. Apps.. 1718-1727.
2008 Nested PCR assay for detection of Mycobacterium shottsii and Mycobacterium pseudoshottsii in striped bass (Morone saxatilis)Journal of Aquatic Animal Health. 192-201.
2007 Mycobacterial infections in striped bass (Morone saxatilis) from Delaware BayJ Aquat Anim Health. 99-108.
2005 Monoclonal antibody analysis of Perkinsus marinus extracellular productsInt J Parasit. 171-184.
2004 A Mycobacterium-inducible Nramp in striped bass Morone saxatilisInfection and immunity. 1626-1636.
2004 In vitro response of the striped bass natural resistance-associated macrophage protein, Nramp, to LPS and Mycobacterium marinum exposureComparative Biochemistry and Physiology C. 391-400.
2004 Isolation and characterization of mycobacteria from striped bass, Morone saxatilis, from the Chesapeake BayDiseases of Aquatic Organisms. 41-51.
2004 Lymphoglandular complexes are important colonic sites for IgA induction against Campylobacter jejuni in a swine disease modelComparative Medicine. 514-523.
2004 Ultrastructure of Mycobacterium marinum granuloma in striped bass (Morone saxatilis)Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 121-132.
2003 Enhancement of disease and pathology by synergy of Trichuis suis and Campylobacter jejuni in the colon of immunologically naive swineAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 70-80.
2003 Experimental mycobacteriosis in striped bass (Morone saxatilis)Diseases of Aquatic Organisms.
2003 Measurement of in vitro leucocyte mitogenesis in fish: ELISA based detection of the thymidine analogue 5’-bromo-2’-deoxyuridineFish and Shellfish Immunology. 279-288.
2003 Trichuris suis and Campylobacter jejuni synergize in the colon of immunologically naïve swine to enhance disease and pathologyAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygeine. 70-80.
1999 Western blot analysis for distinguishing vaccine and infection status with Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease) in dogsJournal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation. 259-265.

Conference Papers

Year Title
2014 Big data challenges for estimating genome assembler quality.  653-660.


  • Histozoic Amoebic Infection In The Rio Grande Silvery Minnow, Hybognathus Amarus In New Mexico: Health Impacts, Pathology, Distribution And Identification  awarded by VA Institute of Marine Science 2016 - 2017
  • Scaffolding Disciplinary Writing across the Biology Undergraduate Curriculum  awarded by Old Dominion University 2016 - 2017
  • Biology and impacts of largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) leech infestations in Back Bay, USA  awarded by Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries 2015 - 2017
  • Mapping Virginia’s Hidden World: Bacteria in the Chesapeake Waterways  awarded by 4-VA 2016
  • Old Dominion Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Grant  awarded by Old Dominion University 2014
  • Old Dominion Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Grant  awarded by Old Dominion University 2013
  • Old Dominion Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Grant  awarded by Old Dominion University 2012
  • Research For Undergraduates in Math and Science  awarded by ODU Honors College 2011 - 2012
  • A learning community for engineers and biologists at the bio-micro/nano interface  awarded by NSF, Course Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement Program (CCLI): Phase I 2010 - 2012
  • Physiological impacts of hypoxia on health and Mycobacterium-infected striped bass (Morone saxatilis)  awarded by NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office 2010 - 2012
  • MRI: Acquisition of a four-probe MultiView4000 AFM/NSOM/SPM system  awarded by National Science Foundation, Major Research Instrumentation 2009 - 2012
  • Robust, multifunctional, bio-compatible nanocapsules for intraoperative imaging and other biomedical applications  awarded by Multidisciplinary seed grant of the Office of Research of Old Dominion University 2011
  • Bermuda Fish Kill  awarded by Virginia Institute of Marine Science 2010
  • Finding animal reservoirs in Chesapeake Bay for the striped bass pathogens Mycobacterium pseudoshottsii and Mycobacterium shottsii  awarded by Coastal Conservation Association 2010
  • Modeling eco-epidemiology of chronic disease in wild finfish  awarded by ODU Office of Research Multidisciplinary Seed Funding Program 2010
  • Genetic variability and population structure of striped bass along the US eastern seaboard  awarded by Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program 2008 - 2010
  • Ecology of mycobacterial striped bass pathogens in water and sediments of the Rappahannock River, VA  awarded by Virginia Water Resources Research Center 2008 - 2009
  • Investigations of mycobacteriosis in Chesapeake Bay striped bass Morone saxatilis  awarded by Virginia Marine Resources Commission/Recreational Fishery Advisory Board 2006 - 2009
  • The role of mycobacteriosis in elevated natural mortality of Chesapeake Bay striped bass: Developing better models for stock assessment and management  awarded by NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office 2006 - 2009
  • Application of new molecular tools to identify sources of pathogenic Mycobacterium spp. in the environment  awarded by Virginia Sea Grant 2007 - 2008
  • The Elizabeth River monitoring program 2006-2007: Mummichog liver histopathology and sediment chemical contamination  awarded by Virginia Department of Environmental Quality 2006 - 2007
  • Field investigations of mycobacteriosis in striped bass of Chesapeake Bay  awarded by United States Geologic Survey Cooperative Research Agreement 02ERA G0071 2005 - 2006
  • Development of molecular tools for in situ hybridization studies of mycobacteriosis in the striped bass, Morone saxatilis  awarded by Virginia Marine Resources Commission/Recreational Fishery Advisory Board 2004 - 2005
  • Expertise Keywords

  • Biology : Molecular Biology
  • Microbiology : Aquatic Animal Health
  • Education And Training

    Full Name

  • David Gauthier