John S. Lumsden

Department Chair | Professor | Pathobiology | BSc, DVM, MSc, PhD, MACVSc, Diplomate ACVP

Dr. John Lumsden
  • Office
  • PAHL 3839 (Chair's Office)
  • 54453
  • Lab:
  • PAHL 4811
  • 54640

Areas of Interest

Department Chair

  • Aquatic Animal Health
  • Innate immunity - teleosts and corals
  • Agents of particular interest; Flavobacterium psychrophilum and viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSV) IVb

Selected Publications

  • Grice J, Reid A, Peterson A, Blackburn K, Tubbs L, Lord S, Huber P, Dixon B, Bols NC, Lumsden JS. (2014). Walleye Sander vitreus Mitchill are relatively resistant to experimental infection with viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus IVb and extant strains vary in susceptibility. Journal of Fish Diseases doi:10.1111/jfd.12298.
  • Ryerse I, Hooft JM, Bureau DP, Hayes MA, Lumsden JS. (2014). Purified deoxynivalenol and feed restriction reduces mortality in rainbow trout, Onchorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum), with experimental bacterial coldwater disease but biologically relevant concentrations of deoxynivalenol do not impair the growth of Flavobacterium psychrophilum. Journal of Fish Diseases doi:10.1111/jfd.12295.
  • Russell S, Tubbs L, LePage V, Young K, Huber P, Lumsden JS. (2014). Amyloidosis in two captive tricolour sharkminnows (Balantiocheilus melanopterus). Journal of Fish Diseases doi:10.1111/jfd.12266.
  • Ryerse I, Hooft JM, Bureau DP, Hayes MA, Lumsden JS. (2014). Diets containing corn naturally-contaminated with deoxynivalenol reduces the susceptibilty of rainbow trout to experimental Flavobacterium psychrophilum infection. Aquaculture Research doi:10.1111/are.12537.
  • LePage V, Young J, Dutton C, Crawshaw G, Pare JA, Kummrow M, McLelland D, Huber P, Young K, Russell S, Al-Hussinee L, Lumsden JS. (2014). Diseases of captive yellow seahorse Hippocampus kuda Bleeker, pot-bellied seahorse Hippocampus abdominalis Lesson and weedy seadragon Phyllopteryx taeniolatus (Lacepede). Journal of Fish Diseases doi:10.1111/jfd.12254.
  • Kerr J, Lumsden JS, Russell S, Jasinska EJ, Goss G. (2014). Effects of anionic polyacrylamide products on gill histopathology in juvenile rainbow trout (Onchorhynchus mykiss). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry doi:10.1002/etc.2582.
  • Sever L, Vo NTK, Lumsden JS, Bols N, Dixon B. (2014). Induction of rainbow trout MH class I and accessory proteins by viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus. Molecular Immunology 59:154-162.
  • Vo NTK, Bender AW, Lee LEJ, Lumsden JS, Lorenzen N, Dixon B, Bols NC. (2013). Development of a walleye cell line and use to study the effects of temperature on infection by viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus group IVb. Journal of Fish Diseases, doi: 10.1111/jfd.12208.
  • 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 34:632-640.
  • 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.
  • 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.