Vicki S Blazer



Vicki has been with the National Fish Health Research Laboratory, Leetown Science Center, Kearneysville, WV since 1992. She is active in numerous research projects within the Northeast as well as nationally and internationally. She is active in the American Fisheries Society Fish Health Section and a member of other scientific societies. She is an adjunct faculty member at West Virginia University and Penn State and serves on graduate student committees. Research areas include development of microscopic and molecular markers for understanding changes in the health and populations of wild fishes. Areas of focus include endocrine disruption, emerging diseases, fish tumor pathology and assessment at Great Lakes Areas of Concern, land use influences on fish health, reproduction and immunomodulation.


  • B.S. in Marine Science and Biology Southampton College, Long Island University.
  • PhD in Fisheries, Aquaculture and Pathology, Rhode Island University

Professional Expericences:

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia
  • Assistant Leader, Georgia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, School of Forest Resources, University of Georgia
  • Research Fishery Biologist, Leetown Science Center


  • Adjunct Professor, West Virginia University
  • Adjunct Professor, Penn State University