Michael Kent

Professor, Microbiology


Dr. Kent’s research focuses on diseases of fishes and parasitology. Currently he is leading projects investigating diseases of importance to zebrafish in research facilities as this fish is now a very important model in biomedical research. Two groups of pathogens that he is studying are mycobacteria and microsporidia that infect zebrafish. He also is investigating diseases of importance in wild salmonid fishes, and presently is studying multiple pathogens associated with pre-spawning mortality in Chinook salmon.