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Diane Elliott, Ph.D.

Diane participates in collaborative studies of infectious and noninfectious diseases in a variety of finfish species, utilizing techniques of microbiology, histopathology and molecular biology.

Research Interests

Development of improved sampling and testing methods for fish pathogen detection (including nonlethal sampling methods), understanding etiology and pathogenesis of fish diseases in wild and hatchery fish, development of methods for disease prevention and control.


  • “Spotlight on Women in Fisheries,” Fisheries, March 2012, vol. 37 no. 3., DOI: 10.1080/03632415.2012.669617. 
  • “AFS Fish Health Section hosts annual meeting, honors several of its top professionals,” Fish Farming News 2015, Issue 4.
  • 1995 to Present - Affiliate Associate Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • 1986-1995 - Affiliate Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, WA


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