School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5000

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Mark Fast

School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
Stony Brook University
NY 11794-5000,  USA
Phone: +1 (631) 632 9251
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Recent publications: (2004-2007)

Fast MD, Afonso L, Hosoya S, Johnson SC. In Press. Cortisol response and immune-related effects of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar Linnaeus) subjected to short- and long-term stress. Fish Shellfish Immunol Fish Shellfish Immunol.

Wang Z, Liu X, Dacanay A, Harrison BA, Fast M, Colquhoun DJ, Lund V, Brown LL, Li J, Altman E. 2007. Carbohydrate analysis and serological classification of typical and atypical isolates of Aeromonas salmonicida: a rationale for the lipopolysaccharide-based classification of A. salmonicida. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 23:1095-1106.

Jones SRM, Fast MD, Johnson SC. 2007. Differential susceptibility and the responses of pink (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) and chum (O. keta) salmon juveniles to infection with Lepeophtheirus salmonis. Dis Aquat Org. 75: 229-238.

Fast MD, Johnson SC, Eddy TD, Pinto D, Ross NW. 2007. Lepeophtheirus salmonis secretory/excretory products and their effects on salmonid immune gene regulation. Parasite Immunol. 29: 179-189.

Fast MD, Johnson SC, Jones S. 2007. Differential expression of the proinflammatory cytokines IL-1β-1, TNFα-1 and IL-8 in vaccinated pink (Ocorhynchus gorbuscha) and chum (Oncorhynchus keta) salmon juveniles. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 22: 403-407.

Fast MD, Ross NW, Muise, DM, Johnson SC. 2006. Differential gene expression in Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, infected with Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Copepoda: Caligidae). J Aquat An Health 18:116-127.

Fast MD, Afonso LOB, Johnson SC. PG-3: Methods for studying the effects of sea lice infection on host physiology and health. In “A reference manual for research involving wild/cultured fish interactions with sea lice” Farrell AP (Ed.), BC Pacific Salmon Forum commissioned reports, 2006, 73-87. (

Fast MD, Muise, DM, Easy RE, Ross NW, Johnson SC. 2006. The effects of successive Lepeophtheirus salmonis infections on the immunological status of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Fish Shellfish Immunol 21: 228-241.

Fast MD, Cembella AD, Ross NW. 2006. In vitro transformation of paralytic shellfish toxins in the clams Mya arenaria and Protothaca staminea. Harmful Algae 5: 79-90.

Fast MD, Ross NW, Johnson SC. 2005. Prostaglandin E2 modulation of gene expression in an Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) macrophage-like cell line (SHK-1). Dev Comp Immunol 29: 951-963.

Fast MD, Ross NW, Craft CA, Locke SJ, MacKinnon SL, Johnson SC. 2004. Lepeophtheirus salmonis: Characterization of prostaglandin E2 in secretory products of the salmon louse by RP-HPLC and Mass Spectrometry. Exp Parasitol 107: 5-13.

Johnson, SC and Fast MD. Interactions between sea lice and their hosts. In “Host-parasite interactions”. Wiegertjes GF and Flik G (eds), BIOS Scientific Publishers Ltd. 2004, 131-161.


Last update: June 2010