Mark Fast

Dr. Mark Fast is an internationally recognized expert on sea life, having completed an MSc on, ‘Differential host susceptibility of Lepeophteirus salmonis’ in 2001, and a PhD on ‘Lepeophtheirus salmonis host immunomodulation’ in 2005. Dr. Fast has worked on fish health, comparative immunology and host-pathogen interactions, with a major focus on sea lice since 1999. In 2007, Dr. Fast joined the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University, NY, as an Assistant Professor and in 2010 took up the Novartis Research Chair in Fish Health at the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC)-UPEI until 2015. Dr. Fast is currently a Full Professor at AVC-UPEI, researching new methods for controlling sea lice infection in Atlantic salmon, comparative immunology, vaccinology and feed associated immunomodulation of teleosts and chondrosteans. Since 2016, Dr. Fast’s research group has been involved in a $4.5 Million, Genome Canada-funded, project to understand and manage co-infections in salmon.

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