Brian Dixon

Name: Brian

Surname: Dixon


Position: Professor and Canada Research Chair

Institution: University of Waterloo

Address: Department of Biology University of Waterloo 200 University Ave West Waterloo, Ontario Canada N2L 3G1 Ph. (519) 888-4567 x32665

Fax. (519) 746-0614


Research Projects:

– Antigen presentation in teleost fishes, developing diagnostic assays for fish health, temperature effects on fish immunity (high and low)

Possible collaboration interests:

– Fish Immunology

– Fish health

– Coral reefs

Publications in the last ten years:

This is a resume from Researchgate:

  • CK-2 of rainbow trout ( Oncorhynchus mykiss ) has two differentially regulated alleles that encode a functional chemokine. Feb 2018
  • A test of the effects of androgens on immunity: No relationship between 11-ketotestosterone and immune performance in bluegill ( Lepomis macrochirus ). Jan 2018
  • Bony Fish Immunology. Dec 2017
  • Physical Immune Defences in Vertebrates. Dec 2017
  • Coinfection takes its toll: Sea lice override the protective effects of vaccination against a bacterial pathogen in Atlantic salmon. Dec 2017
  • Tapasin’s protein interactions in the rainbow trout peptide-loading complex. Dec 2017
  • Impacts of Low Temperature on the Teleost Immune System. Nov 2017
  • Serum IgM, MH class IIβ genotype and respiratory burst activity do not differ between rainbow trout families displaying resistance or susceptibility to the coldwater pathogen, Flavobacterium psychrophilum. Oct 2017
  • Biocompatibility of hydrogel-based scaffolds for tissue engineering applications. May 2017
  • Development and use of an Arctic charr cell line to study antiviral responses at extremely low temperatures. Jan2017
  • The Immune System of Bony Fish. Dec 2016
  • Comparing the effects of different types and lengths of extracellular double-stranded RNA molecules in rainbow trout cells. Jun 2016
  • Using rainbow trout cell lines to further study and understand the pathogenesis of the coldwater pathogen, Flavobacterium psychrophilum. Jun 2016
  • Comparing the immune function of triploid and diploid Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha): can we make triploid salmon immunocompetent?. Jun 2016
  • Temporary protection of rainbow trout gill epithelial cells from infection with viral haemorrhagic septicaemia virus IVb. Feb 2016
  • The p53 inhibitor, pifithrin-α, disrupts microtubule, arrests growth, and induces polyploidy in the rainbow trout gill cell line, RTgill-W1. Aug 2015
  • Immunomodulatory effect of cathelicidins in response to a β-glucan in intestinal epithelial cells from rainbow trout. Mar 2015
  • Development of a walleye spleen stromal cell line sensitive to viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSV IVb) and to protection by synthetic dsRNA. Feb 2015
  • Complete genome sequence of the fish pathogen Flavobacterium psychrophilum ATCC 49418T. Jan 2015
  • Differential viral haemorrhagic septicemia virus genotype IVb infection in fin fibroblast and epithelial cell lines from walleye, Sander vitreus (Mitchill), at cold temperatures. Dec 2014
  • Development and characterization of an endothelial cell line from the bulbus arteriosus of walleye, Sander vitreus. Nov 2014
  • Induction of rainbow trout MH class I and accessory proteins by viral haemorrhagic septicaemia virus. Sep 2014
  • Walleye Sander vitreus (Mitchill) are relatively resistant to experimental infection with VHSV IVb and extant walleye strains vary in susceptibility. Sep 2014
  • Evaluation of Biocompatibility of the AC8 Peptide and Its Potential Use as a Drug Carrier. Jul 2014
  • Immuno- and hemocompatibility of amino acid pairing peptides for potential use in anticancer drug delivery. May 2014
  • Silicone Allergies and the Eye: Fact or Fiction? Jan 2014