Dr. Corinne  Audemard

Assistant Research Scientist

Email: [[v|audemard,Contact Corinne Audemard]]
Phone: (804) 684-7803, 7873
Office: Chesapeake Bay Hall S212
Department: Aquatic Health Sciences

  • B.S. Oceanography - University of Bordeaux 1, France & University of Southampton, UK
  • Ph.D. Biology - University of Perpignan, France
Research Interests

My interests focus upon understanding the ecology of microorganisms within estuarine and marine environments, with a concentration on those inhabiting &/or infecting bivalve shellfish.  Recently my research has focused on human pathogens, specifically vibrios and norovirus, known for transmission through consumption of bivalve shellfish.

Current Projects
  • Dynamics of total and pathogenic Vibrio vulnificus and Vibrio parahaemolyticus in oysters and overlying water in the lower Chesapeake Bay region.
  • Evaluation of high salinity relay as a potential post-harvest processing method for reduction of vibrio levels in oysters.
  • Analysis and comparison of molecular methods for the detection of norovirus in shellfish.
Selected Publications
  • Breitburg, D. L., D. Hondorp, C. Audemard, R. B. Carnegie, R. B. Burrell, M. Trice, V. Clark. (2015). Landscape-level variation in disease susceptibility related to shallow-water hypoxia. PLOS ONE 10(2): e0116223. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0116223

  • Audemard, C., R. B. Carnegie, K. M. Hill, C. H. Peterson, E. M. Burreson. (2014)  Bonamia exitiosa transmission among, and incidence in, Asian oyster Crassostrea ariakensis under warm euhaline conditions. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 110(1-2);143-150.

  • Gauthier, D. T., C. Audemard, J. E. L. Carlsson, T. L. Darden, M. R. Denson, K. S. Reece, J. Carlsson. (2013) Genetic population structure of US Atlantic coastal striped bass (Morone saxatilis). Journal of  Heredity 104(4): 510-520. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jhered/est031

  • Audemard, C., H. I. Kator, M. W. Rhodes, T. Gallivan, A. J. Erskine, T. A. Leggett, K. S. Reece. (2011) High salinity relay as a post-harvest processing strategy to reduce Vibrio vulnificus levels in Chesapeake Bay oysters (Crassostrea virginica). Journal of Food Protection 74(11): 1902-1907. http://dx.doi.org/10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-11-152

  • Gast, R. J., D. M. Maran, C. Audemard, M. M. Lyan, J. De Favari, K. S. Reece, D. Leavitt, R. Smolowitz. (2008) Environmental distribution and persistence of Quahog parasite unknown (QPX). Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 81: 219-229. http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/dao01948
  • Audemard, C., R. B. Carnegie, E. M. Burreson. (2008) Shellfish tissues evaluated for Perkinsus spp. using the Ray fluid thioglycollate medium culture assay can be used for downstream molecular assays. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 80: 235-239. http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/dao01944

  • Audemard, C., R. B. Carnegie, M. J. Bishop, C. H. Peterson, E. M. Burreson. (2008) Interacting effects of temperature and salinity on Bonamia sp. parasitism in the Asian oyster Crassostrea ariakensis. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 98: 344-350. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jip.2008.03.010

  • Carnegie, R. B., N. A. Stokes, C. Audemard, M. J. Bishop, A. E. Wilbur, T. D. Alphin, M. H. Posey, C. H. Peterson, E. M. Burreson. (2008) Strong seasonality of Bonamia sp. infection and induced Crassostrea ariakensis mortality in Bogue and Masonboro Sounds, North Carolina, USA. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 98: 335-343. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jip.2008.03.009

  • Audemard, C., R. B. Carnegie, N. A. Stokes, M. J. Bishop, C. H. Peterson, E. M. Burreson. (2008) Effects of salinity on Bonamia sp. survival in the Asian oyster Crassostrea ariakensis. Journal of Shellfish Research 27: 535-540http://dx.doi.org/10.2983/0730-8000(2008)27[535:EOSOBS]2.0.CO;2

  • Carnegie, R. B., E. M. Burreson, P. M. Hine, N. A. Stokes, C. Audemard, M. J. Bishop, C. H. Peterson. (2006) Bonamia perspora n. sp. (Haplosporidia), a parasite of the oyster Ostreola equestris, is the first Bonamia species known to produce spores. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 53: 232-245. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1550-7408.2006.00100.x

  • Audemard, C., L. M. Ragone Calvo, K. T. Paynter, K. S. Reece, E. M. Burreson. (2006) Real-time PCR investigation of parasite ecology: in situ determination of oyster parasite Perkinsus marinus transmission dynamics in lower Chesapeake Bay. Parasitology 132: 827-842. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s0031182006009851

  • Audemard, C., K. S. Reece, E. M. Burreson. (2004) Real-time PCR for the detection and quantification of the protistan parasite Perkinsus marinus in environmental waters. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 70: 6611-6618. http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AEM.70.11.6611-6618.2004

  • Audemard, C., M.-C. Sajus, A. Barnaud, B. Sautour, P.-G. Sauriau, F. J. C. Berthe. (2004) Infection dynamics of Marteilia refringens in flat oyster Ostrea edulis and copepod Paracartia grani in a claire pond of Marennes-Oléron Bay. Dis. Aquat. Org. 61: 103-111. http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/dao061103

  • Audemard, C., F. Le Roux, C. Coustau, A. Barnaud, C. Collins, P-G. Sauriau, B. Sautour, X. de Montaudouin, C. Combes, F. Berthe. (2002) Needle in a haystack: involvement of the copepod Paracartia grani in the life cycle of the oyster pathogen Marteilia refringens. Parasitology 124: 315-323.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s0031182001001111

  • Audemard, C., A. Barnaud, F. Le Roux, P-G. Sauriau, C. Cousteau. F. Berthe. (2001) Claire ponds as an experimental model for Marteilia refringens life-cycle studies: new perspectives. JEMBE 257: 87-108. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0022-0981(00)00330-0

  • Le Roux, F., G. Lorenzo, P. Peyret, C. Audemard, A. Figueras, C. Vivares, M. Gouy, F. Berthe. (2001) Molecular evidence for the existence of two species of Marteilia in Europe. J. Eukaryot. Microbiol. 48: 449-454. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1550-7408.2001.tb00178.x

  • Le Roux, F., C. Audemard, A. Barnaud, F. Berthe. (1999) DNA probes as potential tools for the detection of Marteilia refringens. Mar. Biotechnol. 1: 588-597.

  • de Montaudouin, X., C. Audemard, P-J. Labourg. (1999) Does the Slipper Limpet (Crepidula fornicata, L.) impair oyster growth and zoobenthos biodiversity? A revisited hypothesis. JEMBE 235: 105-124.

Professional Memberships
  • American Society for Microbiology