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John S. Lumsden

Professor | [field_department] Department Chair | BSc, DVM, MSc, PhD, MACVSc, Diplomate ACVP [field_positions_of_note]

Contact Information

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  • Office: PAHL 3839 (Chair's Office)
  • Office ext: 54519
  • Lab: PAHL 4811
  • Lab ext: 54640

Areas of Interest

  • Aquatic animal health
  • Innate immunity -- aquatic invertebrates and teleosts'
  • Agents of particular interest; Flavobacterium psychrophilum and viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSV) IVb

Selected Publications

  • Kerr J, Lumsden JS, Russell S, Goss G. (2013). Effects of anionic polyacrylamide products on gill histopathology in juvenile rainbow trout (Onchorhynchus mykiss). Accepted, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.
  • Pham J, Lumsden JS, Tafalla C, Dixon B, Bols N. (2013). Differential effects of viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSV) genotypes IVa and IVb on gill epithelial and spleen macrophage cell lines from rainbow trout (Onchorhynchus mykiss). Fish & Shellfish Immunology 10.1016/jfsi.2012.12.004.
  • LePage V, Dutton C, Kummrow M, MacLellan D, Young KM, Lumsden JS. (2012). Neoplasia of captive Hippocampus kuda and Phyllopteryx taeniolatus. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 43:50-58.
  • Pham PH, Jung J, Lumsden JS, Dixon B, Bols NC (2012). Potential of waste items in aquatic environments to act as fomites for viral haemorrhagic septicemia virus. Journal of Fish Diseases, 35:73-77.
  • Li M, Russell S, Lumsden JS, Leatherland JF. (2011). The influence of cortisol on the early ontogeny of intelectin and TLR-5, and changes in lysozyme in rainbow trout (Onchorhynchus mykiss) embryos. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology B, 160:159-165.
  • Reid A, Young K, Lumsden JS. (2011). Rainbow trout ladderlectin not intelectin binds VHSV IVb. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 95:137-143.
  • Al-Hussinee L, Lumsden JS. (2011) Detection of VHSV IVb within the gonads of Great Lakes fish using in situ hybridization. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 95:81-86.
  • Allen S, Boerlin P, Janecko N, Lumsden JS, Pearl DL, Reid-Smith R, Jardine C. (2011). Antimicrobial resistance in generic Escherichia coli isolated from wild small mammals living in farm, residential, landfill and natural environments in southern Ontario. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 77:882-888.
  • Hesami S, Metcalf D, Lumsden JS, MacInnes JI. (2011). Identification of cold temperature regulated genes in Flavobacterium psychrophilium. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 77:1593-1600.
  • Al-Hussinee L, Lord S, Stevenson RMW, Casey RN, Groocock GH, Britt KL, Kohler GA, Wooster GA, Getchell RG, Bowser PR, Lumsden JS. (2011). Immunohistochemistry and pathology of viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus, type IVb associated with mortality in multiple Great Lakes fish. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 93:117-127.
  • Garver K, Al-Hussinee L, Edes S, Hawley L, Lord S, Stevenson RMW, Contador E, LePage V, Russell S, Souter B, Schroeder T, Wright E, Lumsden JS. (2010). First identification of koi herpes virus (KHV) in wild common carp in Canada. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 46:1242-1251.

  • Lumsden JS, Wybourne B, Minamikawa M, Tubbs L. (2010). Gastric dilation and air sacculitis in Chinook salmon (/Oncorhynchus tshawytscha/); correlation of macroscopic and microscopic lesions and relationship of the syndrome to glomerulonephritis and serum biochemistry. Journal of Fish Diseases 33:737-747.

  • Al-Hussinee L, Huber P, Russell S, LePage V, Reid A, Young KM, Nagy E, Stevenson RMW, Lumsden JS. (2010). Viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSV) type IVb experimental infection in rainbow trout, /Oncorhynchus mykiss/ (Walbaum) and fathead minnow, Pimphales promelas (Rafinesque). Journal of Fish Diseases 33:347-360.

  • Hesami S, Parkman J, MacInnes JI, Gray JT, Gyles CL, Lumsden JS. (2010). Antimicrobial susceptibility of Ontario isolates of /Flavobacterium psychrophilum/. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 22:39-49.

  • Huber P, Petrie B, Allen S, Lumsden JS. (2010). Viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus IVb inactivation by UVC and storage viability at 4oC and ––20oC. Journal of Fish Diseases 33:377-380.

  • Tubbs L, Wybourne B, Lumsden JS. (2010). Nodular gill disease causing proliferative branchitis and mortality in Chinook salmon (/Oncorhynchus tshawytscha/). New Zealand Veterinary Journal 58:59-61.