ARI Post- Docs, and Doctoral Candidates - David Basti
David Basti was born in Rochester, New York. He attended Paul Smith’s College of Arts and Sciences, graduating with an A.A.S. in Forestry in 1976, Roger Williams University, graduating Magna cum laude with a B.S. in Marine Biology in 1978, and Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, earning his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. He practiced full-time as a veterinarian for sixteen years. He is a 2005 graduate of Aquavet II®: The Comparative Pathology of Aquatic Animals, held at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. He attended the University of Maine and graduated in 2008 with a M.S. specializing in aquatic animal diseases and is currently a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, and the Maine Animal Health Laboratory. His research interests include the cellular pathological response of corals to disease and abiotic stressors, the physiological effects of capture related stress in the American lobster, the use of probiotics and vaccines to reduce post-capture related mortality in lobsters, and the long-term effects of ocean acidification on marine organisms.