Kersten  Wheeler

Marine Scientist Supervisor

Email: [[kwheeler]]
Phone: (804) 684-7485, 7575
Office: Andrews Hall, 438
Department: Environmental & Aquatic Animal Health

Education
  • B.S. in Biology/Geology, Mississippi State University

  • M.S. in Coastal Sciences, The University of Southern Mississippi – Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL)

Duties/Specialties
  • Laboratory manager of the Disease Ecology Laboratory. 

  • Research activities include making scientific assessments of various pathogens of fish and shellfish using culture techniques, histological assessments, and standardized assays.

  • Maintaining all laboratory animals, equipment and supplies.

Publications
  • Wheeler, K., J.D. Shields and D.M. Taylor. 2007. Pathology of Hematodinium sp. infections in snow crabs (Chionoecetes opilio) from Newfoundland, Canada. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 95: 93-100

  • Wheeler, K. N., Heard, R. W., Stark, C.C.  2002.  (Proceedings of the 53rd annual Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute). A preliminary study of the summer feeding habits of juvenile Florida pompano (Trachinotus carolinus) from open and protected beaches of the northeastern Gulf of Mexico

Supervisor
Dr. Jeff Shields