People

Prof Randolph Richards

Randolph is Professor of Clinical Pathology. He is a veterinarian with many years' experience in the field of fish health. He is especially knowledgeable about drug interactions and therapeutic approaches to disease control.
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Dr Mags Crumlish

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Dr Mags Crumlish is a senior lecturer at the Institute of Aquaculture. Her research activities include the identification, characterisation and treatment of aquatic bacterial pathogens in a wide range of farmed fish species. She also works part time in the Veterinary Diagnostic Service in Stirling where she conducts routine bacteriology identification assays and integrates immunological and molecular based methods for pathogen detection within diagnostic cases.
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Prof Jimmy Turnbull

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Jimmy is Professor of Aquatic Animal Health and Welfare in the Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling. My research interests lie in understanding determinants of health and welfare in farmed aquatic populations and translating that understanding into improved farming practices. I have been working in this area since 1998. I was the Course Director for the MSc in Aquatic Veterinary Studies and Aquatic Pathobiology for more than 14 years and currently provide specialist lectures at several UK universities. I have acted as external examiner for PhD theses in the UK, Belgium, Norway, India and Australia.
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Prof Brian Austin

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My research interests centre on fish pathology and marine biotechnology. Specifically, I research the taxonomy, ecology, pathogenicity mechanisms (emphasising haemolysins and extracellular enzymes) and control strategies (principally vaccines and probiotics) for bacterial fish pathogens, especially aeromonads and vibrios. The work on marine biotechnology involves the development of novel antibiotics for the control of antibiotic-resistant strains of human pathogens, notably methicillin-resistant Stapthylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin resistant enterococci.
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Debbie Faichney

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With over 20 years experience in university research and diagnostic laboratories. Debbie is responsible for the efficient management of the diagnostic, teaching and research activities within the Histopathology Laboratories. These laboratory facilities operate in accordance with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) regulations.
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Katherine Fiona Muir

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Senior Virology Technician with over 20 years experience in isolation, culture and identification of viruses using cell culture and PCR. Fiona has worked within the disease group of the department since 1990 and is experienced in a wide range of techniques invaluable to the Veterinary Diagnostic Service. Fiona is responsible for the efficient running of the departmental Virology Unit and provides support for the commercial, research, and teaching activities in this area.
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Linton Brown

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Electron Microscopy Chief Technician.
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