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Dolores Vallente Baxa- BS, MS, PhD
Associate Project Scientist
Anatomy, Physiology & Cell Biology


dvbaxa@ucdavis.edu

   

Research Focus

Infectious Diseases of Fish and Aquatic Toxicology

Specialty Focus

Understand and manage fish health due to synergistic interaction of infectious disease agents, toxicants, and other multiple stressors in California watersheds

Education

1978 BS Inland Fisheries, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
1984 MS Biology, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
1988 PhD Fish Pathology, Kochi University, Kochi, Japan

Honors and Awards

1999 US Patent No. 5,962,227, DNA-based diagnostic test for detecting Myxobolus cerebralis, the cause of salmonid whirling disease.
1998 Most Significant Paper Award - American Fisheries Society, Detection of Myxobolus cerebralis in rainbow trout and oligochaete tissues by using a noradioactive in situ hybridization (ISH) protocol.
1994 Best Paper Award - American Fisheries Society, Effects of the corticosteroid kenalog on the carrier state of juvenile channel catfish exposed to Edwardsiella ictaluri.
1984-88 Fellowship Award, Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Japan.
1999 US Patent No. 5,962,227, DNA-based diagnostic test for detecting Myxobolus cerebralis, the cause of salmonid whirling disease.
1998 Most Significant Paper Award - American Fisheries Society, Detection of Myxobolus cerebralis in rainbow trout and oligochaete tissues by using a noradioactive in situ hybridization (ISH) protocol.
1994 Best Paper Award - American Fisheries Society, Effects of the corticosteroid kenalog on the carrier state of juvenile channel catfish exposed to Edwardsiella ictaluri.
1984-88 Fellowship Award, Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Japan.

Active Research Grants

Co-Principal Investigator, Drought-related high water temperature impacts the health of California salmonids through disease, enhancing predation risks, Richard Connon (Principal Investigator), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Prop 1 Ecosystem Restoration Program

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Dolores Vallente Baxa: A novel and versatile flash-freezing approach for evaluating the health of Delta Smelt 2016 Swee J. Teh, Dolores V Baxa, Bruce G Hammock, Saikrithika A Gandhi, Tomofumi Kurobe A novel and versatile flash-freezing approach for evaluating the health of Delta Smelt Aquatic Toxicology 170 (2016) 152–161,
  • Dolores Vallente Baxa: Anthropogenic debris in seafood: Plastic debris and fibers from textiles in fish and shellfish sold for human consumption 2015 Chelsea M Rochman, Akbar Tahir, Susan L Williams, Dolores V Baxa, Rosalyn Lam, Jeffrey T Miller, Foo-Ching Teh, Shinta Werorilangi, Swee J Teh Anthropogenic debris in seafood: Plastic debris and fibers from textiles in fish and shellfish sold for human consumption Nature Scientific Reports,
  • Dolores Vallente Baxa: Subclinical Mycobacterium infections in wild delta smelt 2015 Baxa DV, Javidmehr A, Mapes SM, Teh SJ Subclinical Mycobacterium infections in wild delta smelt Austin Journal of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry,
  • Dolores Vallente Baxa: Isolation and molecular identification of the etiological agents of streptococcosis in Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) cultured in net cages in Lake Sentani, Papua, Indonesia 2014 Anshary H, Kurniawan RA, Sriwulan S, Ramli R, Baxa DV Isolation and molecular identification of the etiological agents of streptococcosis in Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) cultured in net cages in Lake Sentani, Papua, Indonesia SpringerPlus,
  • Dolores Vallente Baxa: Susceptibility to Myxobolus cerebralis among Tubifex tubifex populations from ten major drainage basins in Colorado where Cutthroat Trout are endemic 2014 Nehring RB, Lukacs PM, Baxa DV, Stinson MET, Chiaramonte L, Wise SK, Poole B, Horton A Susceptibility to Myxobolus cerebralis among Tubifex tubifex populations from ten major drainage basins in Colorado where Cutthroat Trout are endemic Journal of Aquatic Animal Health,
  • Dolores Vallente Baxa: Henneguya sp. in yellowfin goby Acanthogobius flavimanus from the San Francisco Estuary 2013 Baxa DV, Stover A, Clifford M, Kurobe T, Teh SJ, Moyle PB, Hedrick RP Henneguya sp. in yellowfin goby Acanthogobius flavimanus from the San Francisco Estuary SpringerPlus,
  • Dolores Vallente Baxa: Identification of harmful cyanobacteria in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Clear Lake, California by DNA barcoding 2013 Kurobe T, Baxa DV, Mioni CE, Kudela RM, Smythe TR, Waller S, Chapman AD, Teh SJ Identification of harmful cyanobacteria in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Clear Lake, California by DNA barcoding SpringerPlus,
  • Dolores Vallente Baxa: Sublethal dietary effects of microcystin producing Microcystis on threadfin shad, Dorosoma petenense 2012 Acuña S, Baxa D, Teh S Sublethal dietary effects of microcystin producing Microcystis on threadfin shad, Dorosoma petenense Toxicon,
  • Dolores Vallente Baxa: Characterization of a novel alloherpesvirus from Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) 2011 Marcos-Lopez M, Waltzek TB, Hedrick RP, Baxa DV, Garber AF, Liston R, Johnsen E, Forward BS, Backman S, Ferguson HW Characterization of a novel alloherpesvirus from Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation,
  • Dolores Vallente Baxa: The effects of dietary Microcystis aeruginosa and microcystin on the copepods of the upper San Francisco Estuary 2010 Ger KA, Teh SJ, Baxa DV, Lesmeister S, Goldman CR The effects of dietary Microcystis aeruginosa and microcystin on the copepods of the upper San Francisco Estuary Freshwater Biology,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2002 Andree KB, Antonio (Baxa) DV: Nucleic acid-based methods for detection of Myxobolus cerebralis, Cunningham CO, (ed), Molecular Diagnosis of Salmonid Diseases, Dordrecht. 315-328.