Bowden studies aquatic animal health. His current research interests focus on viral, bacterial, and parasitic pathogens and their aquatic hosts, how a pathogen invades its host, and how that host and its immune system responds. He also evaluates how changes in an aquatic animal’s environment (season, temperature, salinity, acidity) impact its health. Other interests include development of immune function in aquatic animals, and the impact of biological rhythms (circadian, lunar or seasonal) and aging on animal health. Visit Bowden’s biography to learn more.
Bowden’s work is supported by:
- School of Food and Agriculture at the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture
- Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station
Experiment Station contributions
- Current project: Optimizing the Health of Commercially Important Aquaculture Species. Hatch Project Number ME021813.