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Jessica  Moss Small

Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Email: [[jamoss]]
Phone: (804) 684-7986, 7186 (fax)
Office: Andrews Hall 438
Department: Environmental and Aquatic Animal Health


  • University of New Hampshire, BSc. Marine and Freshwater Biology, 2000
  • Virginia Institute of Marine Science, PhD, Marine Science, 2007

Research Interests

Ecology, evolution, marine molecular genetics, parasitology, population genetics

  • Small, H. J., Shields, J. D., Haas, L. W., Vogelbein, W. K., Moss, J. and Reece, K. S. (in press) Genetic variation among strains of Pseudopfiesteria shumwayae and Pfiesteria piscicida (Dinophyceae). Journal of Phycology.
  • Moss, J. A., Xiao, J., Dungan, C. F. and Reece, K. S. (2008) Description of Perkinsus beihaiensis n. sp., a new Perkinsus sp. parasite in oysters of southern China.  Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology. 55:117-130.
  • Casas, S. M., Reece, K. S., Li, Y., Moss, J. A., Villalba, A. and La Peyre, J. F. (2008) Continuous culture of Perkinsus mediterraneus, a parasite of the European flat oyster, Ostrea edulis, and characterization of its morphology, propagation and extracellular proteins in vitro. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology. 55:34-43.
  • Moss, J. A., Burreson, E. M., Cordes, J. F., Dungan, C. F., Brown, G. B., Wang, A., Wu, X. and Reece, K. S. (2007)  Pathogens in Crassostrea ariakensis and other Asian oyster species:  implications for non-native oyster introduction to Chesapeake Bay. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 77:207-223.
  • Dungan, C. F., Reece, K. S., Moss, J. A., Hamilton, R. M. and Diggles, B. K. (2007)  Perkinsus olseni in vitro isolates from the New Zealand clam Austrovenus stutchburyi. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology. 54:26-270.
  • Small, H. J., Shields, J. D., Moss, J. A. and Reece, K. S. (2007)  Conservation in the first internal transcribed spacer region (ITS1) in Hematodinium species infecting crustacean hosts found in the UK and Newfoundland.  Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 75:251-258.
  • Moss, J. A., Burreson, E. M. and Reece, K. S. (2006)  Advanced Perkinsus marinus infections in Crassostrea ariakensis held under laboratory conditions. Journal of Shellfish Research. 25:65-72.