Nicholas Phelps, Assistant Professor & MAISRC co-director
- B.S. Aquatic Biology - Bemidji State University
- M.S. Fish Pathology - University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff
- Ph.D. Veterinary Medicine-Comparative Medicine and Pathology - University of Minnesota
AIS Area of Interest
Dr. Phelps specializes in emerging infectious diseases of farmed and wild fish; development of molecular diagnostic assays; aquaculture systems and production; and aquatic ecosystem health. His work with MAISRC involves screening for Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Virus and researching biological controls of aquatic invasive species. He also conducts modeling to predict the risk of spread of AIS, including starry stonewort, Eurasian watermilfoil, and zebra mussels.