Drs. Graf and Gogarten received ~$400,000 grant from the USDA

entitled “Establishment Of Genomic Tools For Investigating Fish Pathogens”. As part of this grant they will sequence the genomes of several important fish pathogens, Yersinia ruckeri and Aeromonas spp, perform metatranscriptomic analyses of Y. ruckeri and Flavobacterium physcrophilium, and develop a cell culture model to assess virulence of different bacterial fish pathogens.