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

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.

Recent Accomplishments

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

Professional Studies/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

Mentorship/Outreach

Professional societies/affiliations/committees/editorial boards

  • 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)

Honors, awards, recognition, elected offices

  • 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
  • 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

Scientific/Oral Presentations, Abstracts