Carissa Gervasi


Email: [[cgervasi]]
Phone: (804) 684-7218
Office: CBH N 108
Department: AHS, Fisheries Science
Advisor: Dr. Robert Latour

  • 2015 - M.S. Marine Science, Dept. of Fisheries Science, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA
  • 2011 - B.S. Marine Biology, B.S. Chemistry, Magna cum laude, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI
Research Interests
My thesis involves analyzing and updating current knowledge of the reproductive biology of striped bass (Morone saxatilis) in tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay. Additionally, I am studying the effects of mycobacteriosis disease on striped bass reproduction. The goal of this research is to determine whether or not mycobacteriosis infection affects the reproduction of female striped bass, which could have implementations for future generations of fish and future population size.