Dr. Lora Petrie-Hanson

Dr. Lora Petrie-Hanson


  • Comparative Biomedical Sciences


  • Associate Professor


Office: (662) 325-1291



  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Veterinary Medicine and Science, Mississippi State University, 1998
  • Master of Science (M.S.), Fisheries Management, Auburn University, 1984
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Biological Sciences, Auburn University, 1981


Journal Article

  • Beta-glucan induced trained immunity is associated with changes in gut Nccrp-1+ and Mpeg-1+ cell in rag1-/- zebrafish. . J Aquaculture, Marine Biology and Ecology. Volume 1, Pages 1-12. 2021
  • Effects of Aeromonas sobria on physiology and fillet quality of market-sized Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society. 2021
  • Changes in physiology and stress responses of pellet-reared largemouth bass fed live-forage diets. North American Journal of Aquaculture. Volume 82, Pages 3-23. 2020
  • An assessment of red fillet prevalence in the catfish industry. Aquaculture. Volume 507, Pages 203-210. 2019
  • Histopathological changes induced by chronic, sub-lethal diazinon exposure in alligator gar (Atractosteus spatula) tissues. . Int J Sci Res Environ Sci Toxicol . Volume 4, Issue 1, Pages 1-10. 2019
  • Effects of Long Term Exposure to Sub-lethal Concentrations of Diazinon on Blood Parameters of Alligator Gar (Atractosteus spatula). . J Toxicol Pharmacol . Volume 1:022.
  • Fin healing and regeneration in sturgeon. Journal of Fish Biology. Volume 93, Pages 917-930. 2018
  • Effects of long term exposure to sub-lethal concentrations of diazinon on blood parameters of alligator gar (Atractosteus spatula). Journal of Toxicology and Pharmacology. Volume 2, Page 022. 2018
  • Differential gene expression following TLR stimulation in rag1-/- mutant zebrafish tissues and morphological descriptions of lymphocyte-like cell populations. PLoS One. Volume 12, Issue 9, Page e0184077. 2017
  • Transcriptome Changes Associated with Protective Immunity in T and B Cell-Deficient Rag1-/-Mutant Zebrafish. International Journal of Immunology. Volume 5, Issue 2, Pages 20-36. 2017
  • Inhibition of plasma cholinesterase activity in alligator gar (Atractosteus spatula) following chronic exposure to diazinon. Journal of Toxicology and Pharmacology. Volume 1, Page 014. 2017
  • Fine structure of the gas bladder of Alligator Gar, Atractosteus spatulaInternational Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Science. Volume 1, Issue 1, Page 8. 2016
  • Zebrafish Sensitivity to Botulinum NeurotoxinsToxins. Volume 8, Issue 132, Pages 1-10. 2016
  • Tissue PAH, blood cell and tissue changes following exposure to water accommodated fractions of crude oil in alligator gar, Atractosteus spatula. . Marine Environmental Research . Volume 108, Pages 33-44. 2015
  • Effects of Chronic Upper Temperature Regimes on Growth of two Geographic Strains of Channel and Hybrid Catfish. Aquaculture Research. Volume 446, Pages 2407-2417. 2014
  • The effects of oil exposure on peripheral blood leukocytes and splenic melano-macrophage centers of Gulf of Mexico fishes. . Marine Pollution Bulletin . Volume 79, Issue 1-2, Pages 87-93. 2014
  • Zebrafish (Danio rerio) bioassay for visceral toxicosis of catfish and botulinum neurotoxin serotype EJ Vet Diagn Invest. Volume 26, Issue 2, Pages 240-5. 2014
  • Characterization of rag1 mutant zebrafish leukocytesBMC Immunol. Volume 10, Issue 1, Page 8. 2009


Oral Presentation

  • "Catfish responses to pond and harvest stressors and consequences for muscle quality." World Aquaculture Society, Aquaculture America 2019, World Aquaculture Society, New Orleans, LA. 2019
  • "Environment, handling, and bacterial effects on catfish muscle quality." NWAC Fall Seminar, National Warmwater Aquaculture Center, Okolona, MS. 2018
  • "Environmental, handling and bacterial effects on catfish and consequences for muscle quality." 13th International Congress on the Biology of Fish, American Fisheries Society Physiology Section, Calgary, Alberta. 2018
  • "Fin healing following injury or sampling." Aquaculture America 2016, World Aquaculture Society, Las Vegas, NV. 2016

Areas of Expertise

fish diseases immunology immunopathology