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David Gauthier

David Gauthier

Department of Biological Sciences

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  • Expertise

    Molecular Biology
    Aquatic Animal Health
  • 2014: College of Sciences Undergraduate Advisor Award, ODU
  • 2014: Provost’s Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor, ODU
  • 2009: Shining Star Award , Old Dominion University Division of Student Affairs
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Holder, A.; Ranjan, D.; Gauthier, D. "MARC Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research" $1,500,000. Federal. September, 2018 - August, 2023
    Gaff, H.; Hynes, W. L.; Gauthier, D. "Spatial eco-epidemiology of tick-borne rickettsial pathogens" $2,499,000. Federal. August, 2017 - July, 2022
    Gauthier, D. "Histozoic Amoebic Infection In The Rio Grande Silvery Minnow, Hybognathus Amarus In New Mexico: Health Impacts, Pathology, Distribution And Identification" $11,500. Higher Education. July 1, 2016 - December 31, 2017
    Gauthier, D.; Gaff, H. "Scaffolding Disciplinary Writing across the Biology Undergraduate Curriculum" $20,000. Old Dominion University. 2016 - 2017
    Gauthier, D.; Gaff, H. "Biology and impacts of largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) leech infestations in Back Bay, USA" $69,354. State. August 31, 2015 - September 1, 2017
    Gauthier, D. "Mapping Virginia’s Hidden World: Bacteria in the Chesapeake Waterways" $5,000. State. January, 2016 - December, 2016
    Gauthier, D.; Zubair, M.; Ranjan, D. "Advanced phylogenomics of the human and animal pathogen Mycobacterium marinum" $100,000. Private. September 1, 2014 - August 31, 2015
    Qian, S.; Beskok, A.; Gauthier, D.; Hao, J. Z. "A learning community for engineers and biologists at the bio-micro/nano interface" $175,000. Federal. 2010 - 2012
    Qian, S.; Beskok, A.; Cooper, R. A.; Gauthier, D.; Hao, J. Z. "MRI: Acquisition of a four-probe MultiView4000 AFM/NSOM/SPM system" $310,401. Federal. 2009 - 2012
    Gauthier, D.; Vogelbein, W. K.; Fabrizio, M. F.; Brill, R. "Physiological impacts of hypoxia on health and Mycobacterium-infected striped bass (Morone saxatilis)" $245,258. Federal. July, 2010 - July, 2012
    Gauthier, D.; Gaff, H. "Research For Undergraduates in Math and Science" $66,000. Old Dominion University. June, 2011 - June, 2012
    Gauthier, D.; Rowan, B. J. "Finding animal reservoirs in Chesapeake Bay for the striped bass pathogens Mycobacterium pseudoshottsii and Mycobacterium shottsii" $5,100. Private. June, 2010 - December, 2010
    Gauthier, D. "Bermuda Fish Kill" $4,100. Other. January, 2010 - December, 2010
    Gauthier, D.; Gaff, H.; Latour, R.; Reece, K.; Vogelbein, W. "Modeling eco-epidemiology of chronic disease in wild finfish" $74,250. Old Dominion University. 2010 - 2010
    Carlsson, J.; Gauthier, D. "Genetic variability and population structure of striped bass along the US eastern seaboard" $117,153. Federal. 2008 - 2010
    Gauthier, D.; Vogelbein, W. K.; Reece, K. S. "Ecology of mycobacterial striped bass pathogens in water and sediments of the Rappahannock River, VA" $19,952. State. 2008 - 2009
    Gauthier, D.; Vogelbein, W. K.; Reece, K. S. "Investigations of mycobacteriosis in Chesapeake Bay striped bass Morone saxatilis" $72,448. State. 2006 - 2009
    Vogelbein, W. K.; Hoenig, J. M.; Gauthier, D.; Rhodes, M. W.; Kator, H. "The role of mycobacteriosis in elevated natural mortality of Chesapeake Bay striped bass: Developing better models for stock assessment and management" $324,798. Federal. 2006 - 2009
    Gauthier, D.; Vogelbein, W. K.; Reece, K. S. "Application of new molecular tools to identify sources of pathogenic Mycobacterium spp. in the environment" $9,798. State. 2007 - 2008
    Vogelbein, W. K.; Gauthier, D.; Unger, M. "The Elizabeth River monitoring program 2006-2007: Mummichog liver histopathology and sediment chemical contamination" $69,000. State. 2006 - 2007
    Ottinger, C. A.; Gauthier, D.; Kator, H.; Rhodes, M. W.; Vogelbein, W. K. "Field investigations of mycobacteriosis in striped bass of Chesapeake Bay" $87,600. Federal. 2005 - 2006
    Vogelbein, W. K.; Reece, K. S.; Gauthier, D. "Development of molecular tools for in situ hybridization studies of mycobacteriosis in the striped bass, Morone saxatilis" $96,567. State. 2004 - 2005