Clinical Unit of Fish Medicine
Gokhlesh Kumar has been worked on proliferative kidney disease and identified differentially expressed genes in the kidney of brown trout and rainbow trout during Tetracapsuloides bryosalmonae (Myxozoa) development. In addition, he identified and quantified whole cell proteins of biotype 1 and biotype 2 Yersinia ruckeri strains using shotgun proteomic approach. Further, he identified differentially regulated proteins in the head kidney and spleen of rainbow trout in response to the Y. ruckeri strains, which offer new insight into the systemic response at the protein levelin rainbow trout.
Presently, he is focusing on in vivo induced genes of Tetracapsuloides bryosalmonae (Myxozoa) that are induced and expressed in fish and bryozoan hosts during the course of infection.
Project: In vivo induced genes of Tetracapsuloides bryosalmonae
Financing: FWF (Austrian Science Fund)
Project: The role of suppressors of cytokine signaling (SOCS) Proteins in whirling disease pathogenesis. Abstract
Project: Exploring how Myxobolus cerebralis and Tetracapsuloides bryosalmonae determine the outcome of rainbow trout, Oncorhrynchus mykiss, co-infection Abstract