University of Aberdeen
Current Position Lecturer
Previous Position Teaching Fellow
Telephone +44 (0) 1224 273228
Departments School of Biological Sciences
Quadrat Core Themes Biodiversity, Environmental Management
Methods I Use Omics and Informatics

Key Research Interests

  • Molecular underpinnings of fish immunology in health and disease
  • Characterization of virulence mechanisms driving fish-pathogen interactions
  • Utilizing ‘omics and functional tools towards the development of fish disease mitigation strategies
  • Development of novel fish vaccine delivery approaches

Recent Key Papers

  • Abos, B, Estensoro, I, Perdiguero, P, Faber, M, Hu, Y, Rosales, PD, Granja, AG, Secombes, CJ, Holland, JW& Tafalla, C 2018, ‘Dysregulation of B Cell Activity During Proliferative Kidney Disease in Rainbow Trout’, Frontiers in Immunology, vol. 9, 1203. Shared senior authorship
  • Granja, AG, Holland, JW, Pignatelli, J, Secombes, CJ & Tafalla, C 2017, ‘Characterization of BAFF and APRIL subfamily receptors in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Potential role of the BAFF/APRIL axis in the pathogenesis of proliferative kidney disease’, PloS ONE, vol. 12, no. 3, 0174249.
  • Wang, T, Husain, M, Hong, S & Holland, JW 2014, ‘Differential expression, modulation and bioactivity of distinct fish IL-12 isoforms: Implication towards the evolution of Th1-like immune responses’, European Journal of Immunology, vol. 44, no. 5, pp. 1541-1551.

Summary Title of Current Studentships

  • Characterization of the Tetracapsuloides bryosalmonae transcriptome to develop therapeutic treatments for PKD in rainbow trout (Onchorhynchus mykiss)