Lecture on Aquatic Health

May 22, 2020 - 1:00 PM
OIMB Spring Seminar Series

Yaquina Bay.\Photo by Rena Olson
Yaquina Bay.\Photo by Rena Olson


The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s Spring 2020 Seminar Series has moved online.  The public is welcome to sit in through Zoom at no cost.

On Friday, May 22, at 1 p.m., veterinarian Carla Schubiger will speak on “Aquatic ‘One Health’—preserving our future.”

Dr. Schubiger is an Assistant Professor Senior Research, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University.  She will describe current research on the “One Health Paradigm.”

As she describes her topic:

The “One Health” paradigm is the concept that human, environmental and animal health are closely interconnected. It also recognizes that many different disciplines contribute together to the “one health” goal. As a veterinarian engaged in production animals medicine, and then later also in small animal medicine in Switzerland, this paradigm has been my guiding North Star throughout my years as a veterinarian but also during my science career. At the core of one health are zoonotic diseases, which are diseases that are spread between animals and humans. This includes vector-borne diseases transmitted by, for example, ticks, fleas or mosquitoes, to viral, bacterial, and parasitic infections passed on from more or less direct human-animal contact. Aquatic animals are no exclusion to those transmissions, even though we might have a less tight bond with those animals. While my research focuses on disease processes in aquatic animals, I aim to also include the third leg of the paradigm (Environmental Health) by creating environmentally sustainable treatment solutions, using natural elements of the environment such as marine beneficial bacteria (probiotics) or herbal supplements to fight disease agents or to positively influence the host immune system.”

Most of the seminars in this series will be on Fridays at this time. The seminars are free, but are password protected.  For information, or to request the password, contact organizer Aaron Galloway,  Be sure to allow 24 hours’ notice.

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Meeting ID: 178 063 625