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Vince Lovko

Ph.D. Student

Email: [[vlovko]]
Department of Interest: Environmental & Aquatic Animal Health

Curriculum vitae

Vince Lovko CV

Education
  • Candidate for Ph.D. in Marine Science

  • BS in Biology, Christopher Newport University

Research Area
  • Pathogenicity of Harmful Algae using a new larval fish bioassay

  • Current organisms of interest include: Dinoflagellates of the Pfiesteriaceae Karlodinium veneficum Cochlodinium polykrikoides 

  • Visit the VIMS Pfiesteria page

Publications
  • Vogelbein, W.K., Lovko, V.J. and Reece, K.S. “Pfiesteria” in (Walsh, P.J., Smith S.L., Fleming, L.E., Solo-Gabriele, H. and Gerwick, W.H. eds.) Oceans and Human Health: Risks and Remedies from the Sea. (In press)

  • Lovko, V.J., Vogelbein, W.K., Shields, J.D., Haas, L.W. and Reece, K.S. 2003. A new larval fish bioassay for testing the pathogenicity of Pfiesteria spp. (Dinophyceae). J. Phycol. 39:600-609. 

  • Vogelbein, W.K., Lovko, V.J., Shields, J.D., Reece, K.S., Mason, P., Haas, L.W. & Walker, C.C. 2002. Pfiesteria shumwayae kills fish by micropredation not exotoxin secretion. Nature 418:967-70.

Presentations/Abstracts
  • Lovko, V.J. and Vogelbein, W.K. Examination of the relevance of micropredatory dinoflagellates to ichthyotoxicity in the natural environment. XIIth International Conference on Harmful Algae. 4-8 September 2006, Copenhagen, Denmark.

  • Lovko, V.J. and Vogelbein, W.K. Comparative pathogenicity of Cochlodinium polykrikoides from the York River, Virginia, USA and the Gulf of California. XIIth International Conference on Harmful Algae. 4-8 September 2006, Copenhagen, Denmark.

  • Lovko, V.J., Vogelbein, W.K., Haas, L.W. and Reece, K.S. Factors regulating micropredation and fish pathogenicity in heterotrophic "Pfiesteria-like" dinoflagellates. Third Symposium on Harmful Marine Algae in the U.S. 2-7 October 2005, Monterey, California.

  • Lovko, V.J., Vogelbein, W.K., Mason, P.L., Reece, K.S., Haas, L.W. and Shields, J.D. Characterization of the mechanisms of micropredatory feeding in Pfiesteria spp. and related heterotrophic dinoflagellates. XIth International Conference on Harmful Algae. 15-19 November 2004, Cape Town, South Africa.

  • Lovko, V.J., Vogelbein, W.K., Haas, L.W., Shields, J.D. and Reece, K.S. Micropredatory behavior and pathogenicity in Pfiesteria-like dinoflagellates. In: Second Symposium on Harmful Marine Algae in the U.S. 9-13 December 2003, Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

  • Lovko, V.J., Shields, J.D., Vogelbein, W.K., Haas, L.W. and Reece, K.S. Variation in pathogenicity of Pfiesteria shumwayae cultured on algal prey. In Xth International Conference on Harmful Algae. 21-25 October 2002, St. Pete Beach, Florida.

  • Lovko, V.J., Vogelbein, W.K., Shields, J.D., Kator, H., Zwerner, D.E., Kiryu, Y. A rapid larval fish bioassay for testing Pfiesteria toxicity. In: Symposium on Harmful Marine Algae in the U.S. 4-9 December 2000, Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

  • Lovko, V.J., Vogelbein, W.K., Shields, J.D., Kator, H., Zwerner, D.E., Kiryu, Y. Development of a larval fish assay for testing Pfiesteria toxicity. In: Proceedings of the CDC National Conference on Pfiesteria: From Biology to Public Health. 18-20 October 2000, Stone Mountain, Georgia.

Advisor
Dr. Wolfgang Vogelbein