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Tomofumi Kurobe- BS, MS, PhD
Assistant Project Scientist
Anatomy, Physiology & Cell Biology


tkurobe@ucdavis.edu

   

Research Focus

Investigate effects of anthropogenic chemicals on aquatic organisms.

Specialty Focus

Aquatic Toxicology

Education

2000 BS Aquatic Bioscience, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Tokyo, Japan
2002 MS Aquatic Bioscience, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Tokyo, Japan
2005 PhD Aquatic Bioscience, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Tokyo, Japan

Honors and Awards

2004-2005 Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research from the Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture of Japan

Active Research Grants

Co-Principal Investigator, Fall X2 Fish Health Study: Contrasts in health indices, growth, and reproductive fitness of delta smelt and other pelagic fishes rearing in the low salinity zone and Cache Slough regions., with Dr. Swee Teh as PI and Dr. DB Baxa as Co-PI (Principal Investigator), Interagency Ecological Program (IEP), California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Co-Principal Investigator, Studies assessing factors that influence spawning migration behavior and reproductive condition of Delta smelt in the Sacramento-San-Joaquin Delta, with Dr. Swee Teh as PI and Dr. DB Baxa as Co-PI (Principal Investigator), California Water Science Center/US Geological Survey

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Tomofumi Kurobe: Early warning signs of endocrine disruption in adult fish from the ingestion of polyethylene with and without sorbed chemical pollutants from the marine environment. 2014 Rochman, CM, Kurobe, T, Flores, I, Teh, SJ Early warning signs of endocrine disruption in adult fish from the ingestion of polyethylene with and without sorbed chemical pollutants from the marine environment. The Science of the total environment,
  • Tomofumi Kurobe: Ingested plastic transfers hazardous chemicals to fish and induces hepatic stress. 2013 Rochman, CM, Hoh, E, Kurobe, T, Teh, SJ Ingested plastic transfers hazardous chemicals to fish and induces hepatic stress. Scientific reports,
  • Tomofumi Kurobe: Henneguya sp. in yellowfin goby Acanthogobius flavimanus from the San Francisco Estuary 2013 Baxa DV, Stover A, Clifford M, Kurobe T, Teh SJ, Moyle P, Hedrick RP Henneguya sp. in yellowfin goby Acanthogobius flavimanus from the San Francisco Estuary SpringerPlus,
  • Tomofumi Kurobe: Comparative genomics of carp herpesviruses 2013 Davison AJ, Kurobe T, Gatherer D, Cunningham C, Korf I, Fukuda H, Hedrick RP, Waltzek TB Comparative genomics of carp herpesviruses Journal of Virology,
  • Tomofumi Kurobe: 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,
  • Tomofumi Kurobe: Myxobolus albi infection in cartilage of captive lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus) 2012 Cavin JM, Donahoe SL, Frasca S, Innis CJ, Kinsel MJ, Kurobe T, Naples LM, Nyaoke A, Poll CP, Weber EP Myxobolus albi infection in cartilage of captive lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus) Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc,
  • Tomofumi Kurobe: Iridovirus infections among Missouri River Sturgeon: initial characterization, transmission and evidence for establishment of a carrier state 2011 Kurobe T, MacConnell E, Hudson C, McDowell TS, Hedrick RP Iridovirus infections among Missouri River Sturgeon: initial characterization, transmission and evidence for establishment of a carrier state Journal of Aquatic Animal Health,
  • Tomofumi Kurobe: Comparative evalation of molecular diagnostic tests for Nucleospora salmonis and prevalence in migrating juvenile salmonids from the Snake River, USA. 2011 Badil S, Elliott DG, Kurobe T, Clemens K, Blair M, Purcell MK Comparative evalation of molecular diagnostic tests for Nucleospora salmonis and prevalence in migrating juvenile salmonids from the Snake River, USA. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health,
  • Tomofumi Kurobe: Bioaccumulation, metabolism and excretion of Triclocarban in medaka fish (Oryzias latipes) 2011 Schebb NH, Flores I, Kurobe T, Franze B, Ranganathan A, Hammock BD, Teh S Bioaccumulation, metabolism and excretion of Triclocarban in medaka fish (Oryzias latipes) Aquatic Toxicology,
  • Tomofumi Kurobe: Development of PCR assays to detect iridovirus infections among captive and wild populations of Missouri River sturgeon 2011 Kurobe T, Kwak KT, MacConnell E, McDowell TS, Mardones FO, Hedrick RP Development of PCR assays to detect iridovirus infections among captive and wild populations of Missouri River sturgeon Dis Aquat Organ,