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 Marine Biomedicine and Environmental Sciences | Faculty | Louis E. Burnett, Ph.D.

Louis E. Burnett, Ph.D.

Research Interest:
Environmental physiology of marine invertebrates. We study the environmental physiology of animals, the influence of environmental variables on the physiology and biochemistry of animals, the evolution of the transition from water breathing to air breathing in animals, and the effects of environmental variables, especially hypoxia, hypercapnia, and temperature on disease resistance in animals.

Selected Publications:
1.  Macey, B. M., I. O. Achilihu*, K. G. Burnett, L. E. Burnett. Effects of hypercapnic hypoxia on the inactivation and elimination of Vibrio campbellii in the Eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica. Applied and Environmental Microbiology (in review).

2.  Macey, B. M., C. K. Rathburn*, L. K. Thibodeaux*, L. E. Burnett, K. G. Burnett. 2008. Clearance of Vibrio campbellii injected into the hemolymph of Callinectes sapidus, the Atlantic blue crab: The effects of prior exposure to bacteria and environmental hypoxia. Fish & Shellfish Immunology (in press).

3.  Allen*, S. M., L. E. Burnett. 2008. The effects of intertidal air exposure on the respiratory physiology and the killing activity of hemocytes in the Pacific oyster, Crassostrea gigas (Thunberg). J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 357:165-171.

4.  Burge, E. J., D. J. Madigan*, L. E. Burnett, K. G. Burnett. 2007. Lysozyme gene expression by hemocytes of Pacific white shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei, after injection with Vibrio. Fish & Shellfish Immunology 22:327-339.

5.  Scholnick, D. A., K. G. Burnett, L. E. Burnett. 2006. Impact of exposure to bacteria in the Penaeid shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei. Biol. Bull. 211:44-49.

Louis E. Burnett, Ph.D.

Louis E. Burnett, Ph.D.

Director, Grice Marine Lab
Professor of Biology
Department of Biology
College of Charleston

Ph.D. University of South Carolina

Dr. Burnett's Contact Information

Grice Marine Laboratory
205 Fort Johnson
Charleston, SC 29412

Phone: (843)953-9170
Fax: (843)953-9199