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.

Biography

Education:

Ph.D. 1985. Fisheries, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

M.S. 1976. Fisheries, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

B.S. 1971. Fisheries, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

 

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.

 

Experience:

2017 to Present - Scientist Emeritus

1986-2017 - Research Microbiologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Western Fisheries Research Center, Seattle WA

1984-1986 - Research Fishery Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Fisheries Research Center

1979-1981 - Research Fishery Biologist, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, Northwest and Alaska Fisheries Center, Seattle, WA

1976-1979 - Research Fish Health Biologist, Tavolek Inc., Redmond, WA

1974-1976 - Fish Pathologist/Disease Inspector, Biometrics, Inc., Tacoma, WA

 

Honors, Awards, Recognition, Elected Memberships:

2015 - S.F. Snieszko Distinguished Service Award, American Fisheries Society Fish Health Section

2008 - USGS Star Award (for organization of a fish health training workshop in Mexico)

2008 - Journal of Aquatic Animal Health Most Significant Paper Award (senior author)

2007 - European Association of Fish Pathologists Outstanding Branch Officer Award

1991 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Special Achievement Award (broodstock testing for BKD control)

1985 to present - Certified Fish Pathologist, American Fisheries Society Fish Health Section

 

Academic and Professional Service:

2010-2011 - President, American Fisheries Society Fish Health Section

2006 to Present - Journal Review Editor, Diseases of Aquatic Organisms

2004-2005 - Chair, Technical Standards Committee, American Fisheries Society Fish Health Section

2003 to Present - U.S. Branch Officer, European Association of Fish Pathologists U.S. Branch Officer

1995 to Present - Affiliate Associate Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

1986-1995 - Affiliate Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

 

Professional Societies:

American Fisheries Society (Fish Health Section, Fish Culture Section)

American Society for Microbiology

European Association of Fish Pathologists

New York Academy of Sciences

Sigma Xi (elected to full membership 1985)

 

In the News:

“Spotlight on Women in Fisheries,” Fisheries, March 2012, vol. 37 no. 3.,  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03632415.2012.669617

“AFS Fish Health Section hosts annual meeting, honors several of its top professionals,” Fish Farming News 2015, Issue 4.