Amanda G. Vincent

Gulf Coast Research Laboratory
Crustacean Disease Laboratory
Department of Coastal Sciences
The University of Southern Mississippi
703 E. Beach Dr.
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
(228) 818-8807 Tel
(228) 872-4204 Fax
amanda.vincent@usm.edu

 

 

 

 

Hometown:

Walker, Louisiana

 

Position:

Post Doctoral Research Associate under direction of Dr. Jeffrey Lotz

 

Education:

Ph.D. Coastal Sciences (Pathogen Epidemiology)

The University of Southern Mississippi, Ocean Springs, Mississippi, 2006

Dissertation title: Experimental infection of necrotizing hepatopancreatitis bacterium (NHPB) in Kona stock Litopenaeus vannamei (Pacific white shrimp)

 

M.S. Biological Sciences (Parasite Ecology)

Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, Louisiana, 2001

Major Professor: Dr. William F. Font

Thesis title: Distribution, host specificity, and population structure of Camallanus cotti (Nematoda) and Bothriocephalus acheilognathi (Cestoda) parasitizing exotic stream fishes in Hawaii

 

B.S. Biological Sciences (General Biology), minor Chemistry

Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, Louisiana, 1997

Magna Cum Laude, Honors Program, Board of Regents Certificate of Excellence

 

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Publications:

Vincent, A.G. and J.M. Lotz.  2005.  Time course of necrotizing hepatopancreatitis (NHP) in experimentally infected Litopenaeus vannamei and quantification of NHP-bacterium using real-time PCR.  Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 67: 163-169. 

 

Vincent, A.G., V.M. Breland and J.M. Lotz.  2004.  Experimental infection of Pacific white shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei with necrotizing hepatopancreatitis (NHP) bacterium by per os exposure.  Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 61: 227-233.

 

Vincent, A.G. and W.F. Font.  2003.  Seasonal and yearly population dynamics of two exotic helminths, Camallanus cotti (Nematoda) and Bothriocephalus acheilognathi (Cestoda), parasitizing exotic fishes in Waianu Stream, O?ahu, Hawaii.  Journal of Parasitology 89: 756-760.

 

Vincent, A.G. and W.F. Font.  2003.  Host specificity and population structure of two exotic helminths, Camallanus cotti (Nematoda) and Bothriocephalus acheilognathi (Cestoda), parasitizing exotic fishes in Waianu Stream, O'ahu, Hawaii.  Journal of Parasitology 89: 540-544.

 

Font, W.F., A.G. Vincent, and S. Hau.  2003.  Helminths parasitizing exotic fishes in Maui streams.  Bishop Museum Occasional Papers Records of the Hawaii Biological Survey for 2001-2002 Number 74, p 44-45.

 

Non-peer reviewed articles:

Vincent, A.  2006.  U.S. research sheds light on NHP dynamics.  Global Aquaculture Advocate 9(1): 76-79. 

 

Vincent, A.  2004.  Advances in research on Necrotizing Hepatopancreatitis (NHP).  United States Marine Shrimp Farming Program Industry Briefs 10 (1).

 

Presentations:

Vincent, Amanda G. and Jeffrey M. Lotz.  Evolution of virulence: transmission from dead hosts.  Southeastern Society of Parasitologists, joint meeting with the Association of Southeastern Biologists.  Gatlinburg, TN March 29-April 1, 2006.

 

Vincent, Amanda G. and Jeffrey M. Lotz.  A model of necrotizing hepatopancreatitis-bacterium epidemics in its shrimp host Litopenaeus vannamei.  Aquaculture America (World Aquaculture Society) Las Vegas, NV February 13-16, 2006.  Sea Grant Association Award for Best Student Paper

 

Lotz, Jeffrey M. and Amanda G. Vincent.  Advances in research on necrotizing hepatopancreatitis (NHP).  Aquaculture America (World Aquaculture Society) Las Vegas, NV February 13-16, 2006.

 

Vincent, Amanda G.  (Invited speaker)  Shrimp aquaculture and disease: current research of bacterial and viral shrimp pathogens at GCRL.  Summer Seminar Series, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Summer Program.  July 7, 2005.

 

Vincent, Amanda G. and Jeffrey M. Lotz.  A model of necrotizing hepatopancreatitis bacterium epidemics in Litopenaeus vannamei (Pacific white shrimp).  Southern Conference of Researchers of Aquatic Diseases, joint meeting with Southeastern Society of Parasitologists, Southern Conference on Animal Parasites, Animal Disease Research Workers in Southern States, and Helminthological Society of Washington.  Blacksburg, VA April 6-8, 2005. 1st Place - Student Paper Competition - SCRAD

 

Vincent, Amanda G. and Jeffery M. Lotz.  Time course of necrotizing hepatopancreatitis (NHP) in experimentally infected Litopenaeus vannamei.  Aquaculture America (World Aquaculture Society).  New Orleans, LA January 17-20, 2005.

 

Vincent, Amanda G. and Jeffrey M. Lotz.  Experimental infection of Litopenaeus vannamei by necrotizing hepatopancreatitis (NHP) via per os and injection exposure.  World Aquaculture Society.  Honolulu, HI March 1-5, 2004. 

 

Vincent, Amanda G. and Jeffrey M. Lotz.  Experimental exposure of necrotizing hepatopancreatitis (NHP), a bacterial disease affecting penaeid aquaculture in the Americas, to Litopenaeus vannamei (Pacific White shrimp).  Mississippi Academy of Sciences.  Biloxi, MS February 18-20, 2004.

 

Vincent, Amanda G. and Jeffrey M. Lotz.  Infectivity of necrotizing hepatopancreatitis (NHP) to Litopenaeus vannamei (Pacific white shrimp).  Southern Conference of Researchers of Aquatic Diseases, joint meeting with Southern Conference on Animal Parasites and Animal Disease Research Workers.  Biloxi, MS February 8-10, 2004.

 

Vincent, Amanda G. and William F. Font.  Exotic fish and parasite distribution in response to flow restoration of Hawaiian streams.  American Society of Parasitologists.  Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Aug 1-5, 2003. 

 

Vincent, Amanda G., Verlee M. Breland, and Jeffrey M. Lotz.  Experimental infection of necrotizing hepatopancreatitis (NHP) in Litopenaeus vannamei by injection and ingestion.  Fourth International Symposium of Aquatic Animal Health.  New Orleans, LA September 2-6, 2002.

 

Vincent, Amanda G. and William F. Font.  Prevalence and abundance of Camallanus cotti (Nematoda) and Bothriocephalus acheilognathi (Cestoda) from exotic poeciliid fishes in Hawai?i.  Southeastern Society of Parasitologists, joint meeting with the Association of Southeastern Biologists.  Chattanooga, TN April 5-8, 2000.

 

Vincent, Amanda G.  Prevalence and abundance of exotic helminths parasitizing Hawaiian stream fishes.  Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA.  Graduate Student Presentations.  February 19, 1999. 

 

Parkinson, William A., Amanda G. Vincent, and Curt Badeau.  A comparison of semiempirical and ab-initio non-linear optical effects.  Fourth Annual Current Trends in Computational Chemistry Meeting.  Vicksburg, MS November 4-6, 1996. (Poster)

 

Parkinson, William A., and Amanda G. Vincent.  Hyperpolarizabilities determined within the INDO/s formalism.  National American Chemical Society Meeting.  New Orleans, LA April 10-17, 1996 (Poster)

 

Related Experience:

Post Doctoral Research Associate, Univ. Southern Miss. (Summer 2006-present)

Reviewer Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (2006)

Reviewer Diseases of Aquatic Organisms (2005)

Reviewer Journal of Aquatic Animal Health (2005)

Reviewer Small Business Innovation Research, Small Business Administration (2004)

SPSS Training, Univ. Southern Miss. (Spring 2003)

Shrimp Pathology Short Course, Univ. Arizona (Summer 2002)

Red Snapper Stock Enhancement Program, Strip Spawning, Univ. Southern Miss. (Summer 2002)

ESRI Introduction to ArcView? GIS, Univ. Southern Miss. (Fall 2001)

Research Assistant, Crustacean Disease Laboratory, Univ. Southern Miss. (Fall 2001-present)

Research Assistant, Kahana Stream Survey on O?ahu, Hawai?i, Louisiana State Univ. (Summer 2000)

Software Trainer, Extended Technologies, Hammond, LA (Fall 1999?Summer 2001)

Research Assistant, Interdisciplinary Exploration of Louisiana Using GIS, Southeastern LA Univ. (Fall 1999)

Teaching Fellow, Introduction to Zoology Lab, Southeastern LA Univ. (Spring 1999)

Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Zoology Lab, Southeastern LA Univ. (Spring?Fall 1998)

Graduate Assistant, Dept of Biological Sciences, Molecular Lab, Southeastern LA Univ. (Summer 1998)

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Dept of Chemistry & Physics, Southeastern LA Univ. (Fall 1995?1997)

Student Worker, Louisiana Governor?s Office, Oil Spill Coordinator and Coastal Activities (Fall 1993?Summer 1998)

Laboratory Assistant, School of Veterinary Medicine. Louisiana State Univ. (Spring 1994)

 

Scholarships and Awards:

Sea Grant Association Award for Best Student Paper, Aquaculture America (World Aquaculture Society) (2006)

1st Place - Student Paper Competition, Southern Conference of Researchers of Aquatic Diseases (2005)

SLU Student Government Association Travel Award to Regional Meetings (1998-2000)

Louisiana Honors Scholarship (1993-1997)

T.H. Harris Scholarship (1993-1997)

 

Professional Societies, Honors, and Memberships:

Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society

Gamma Beta Phi

SLU Honor Society Thirteen Club

Dean?s List

National Dean?s List

The Chancellor's List

SLU Biology Graduate Student Organization

Southeastern Louisiana Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Group

Helminthological Society of Washington

Southeastern Society of Parasitologists (Session Moderator, 1999)

American Society of Parasitologists (Teller?s Committee, 1999; Local Planning Committee, 2005)

World Aquaculture Society

 

Graduate Courses (Credit Hours):

SLU

Introduction to Environmental Studies (3)

Biostatistics (4)

Non-parametric Statistics Seminar (1)

Professional Aspects of Biology Seminar (1)

Annual Review of Ecology & Systematics Seminar (1)

Introduction to ArcView? GIS (3, Audit)

Ichthyology (4)

Evolutionary Biology (3)

Marine Biology (4)

Conservation Biology (3)

Evolutionary Ecology (5)

 

USM

Coastal Processes I&II (6)

Evolutionary Processes I&II (4)

Histopathology of Marine Organisms (2)

Aquaculture Topics Seminar: Larval Rearing (1)

Aquaculture Disease Diagnosis and Treatment (2)

Shrimp Pathology (3 at Univ. Arizona)

Virology (3)

Epidemiology (3)

Pathogenic Microbiology (4)

Biostatistics (3)

Survival Data Analysis and Logistic Regression (2)

Demography and Matrix Population Models (3)

Topics in Population Biology (3)

Invertebrate Immunity Seminar (2)

Immunology and Evolution of Pathogens Seminar (2)

Ecology of Parasites: Molecular Approaches (2)

Ecology & Epidemiology of Parasites & Pathogens (3)

 

Last updated on July 28, 2006