Our new PhD candidate, Victor Birlanga

We’ve welcomed our latest PhD candidate to the lab. Victor Birlanga is working on a new project funded by Irish Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine with Dr Cindy Smith (The University of Glasgow). Victor will also be co-supervised bVictor Laby Prof Grace McCormack (Zoology, NUI Galway), and colleagues at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology.

Victor will investigate the microbiology of amoeboid gill disease (AGD) in Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar). salmo-salar-a028_p6_0The aetiological agent is the amoeba, Neoparamoeba perurans, but Victor will work on the microbiome of healthy and affected fish to determine the associated microbiology.

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