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 Marine Biomedicine and Environmental Sciences | Faculty | Charles D. Rice, Ph.D.

Charles D. Rice, Ph.D.

Research Interest:
Comparative immunobiology and immunotoxicology. Current efforts are directed towards understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms behind resistance to both infectious diseases agents and environmental contaminants. Other efforts are directed at understanding the phylogeny of neuroendocrine-immune interactions in lower vertebrates. On another front, we develop immunotherapeutic approaches to neoplastic diseases in non-human models.

Selected Publications: 

1.  Hunt, L.R., and Rice, C.D. Ontogeny of lymphoid organ development in the estuarine killifish, Fundulus heteroclitus. J. Anatomical Record (in press)

2.  Bossart, G.D., Romano, T.A., Peden-Adams, M.M., Rice, C.D., Fair, P. A., Goldstein, J., Cammen, K., and Reif, J.S. Hematological, Biochemical and Immunological Findings in Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) with Orogenital Papillomas. Journal of Aquatic Mammals (in press)

3.  Reif, J.S., Peden-Adams, M.M., Romano, T.A., Rice, C.D., Fair, P.A., and Bossart, G.D. Immunodeficiency in Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) with Lobomycosis. Medical Mycology (in press)

4.  Frederick, L.A., van Veld, P.A., and Rice, C.D. Bioindicators of immune function in creosote-adapted estuarine killifish, Fundulus heteroclitus. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. 70:1433-1442, 2007.

5.  Rollins-Smith, L., Rice, C.D., and Grassman, K. Immunotoxicology of Amphibians, Fish, and Wildlife; Chapter 22, In: Immunotoxicology and Immunopharmacology, Target Organ Series, 3rd edition, 2007. (Robert W. Luebke, Ian Kimber, and Robert V. House, Eds). CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL USA

Charles D. Rice, Ph.D.
Charles D. Rice, Ph.D.

Clemson University

Ph.D., College of William and Mary (VIMS)

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