Matt J. Griffin, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor
Aquatic Research and Diagnostic Laboratory
Thad Cochran National Warmwater Aquaculture Center
Department of Pathobiology and Population Medicine
College of Veterinary Medicine
Mississippi State University
PO Box 197
127 Experiment Station Road
Stoneville, MS 38776
(662) 686-3320 Fax
BS - Biology - University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Ph.D. - Veterinary Medical Science (Parasitology/Aquatic Animal Health) - Mississippi State University
Aquatic animal health, molecular diagnostics, environmental pathogen detection, parasitology, microbiology
Pote, L., M. Griffin, and L. Khoo. 2012. Henneguya ictaluri. In Fish Parasites: Pathobiology and Protection, ed. Woo P.T.K, Buchman K. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK
Refereed Publications (PDF's available upon request):
Griffin, M. J., L. H. Khoo, S. M. Quiniou, M. M. O’Hear, L. M. Pote, T. E. Greenway, and D. J. Wise. 2012. Genetic sequence data identifies the cercaria of Drepanocephalus spathans (Digenea: Echinostomatidae), a parasite of the double-crested cormorant (Phalocrocorax auritus), with notes on its pathology in juvenile channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus). Journal of Parasitology. 98: 967-972.
Soto, E., V. LaMon, M. Griffin, N. Keirstead, A. Beierschmitt, and R. Palmour. 2012. Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates recovered from non-human primates on the island of St. Kitts, West Indies. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 48: 603-611.
Soto, E., M. Griffin, M. Arauz, A. Riofrio, A. Martinez, and M. Eugenia. 2012. Edwardsiella ictaluri as the causative agent of mortality in cultured tilapia nilotica (Oreochromix niloticus). Journal of Aquatic Animal Health. 24: 81-90.
Soto, E., M. Griffin, J. Wiles, and J. P. Hawke. 2012. Genetic analysis and anti-microbial susceptibility of Francisella noatunensis subsp. orientalis (syn. F. asiatica) isolates from fish. Veterinary Microbiology. 154: 407-412.
Mischke, C. C., T. E. Greenway, M. J. Griffin, and D. J. Wise. 2012. Effects of fry age-at-stocking on growth and survival of channel catfish. North American Journal of Aquaculture. 43: 135-139.
Griffin, M. J., M. J. Mauel, T. E. Greenway, L. H. Khoo and D. J. Wise. 2011. A real-time polymerase chain reaction assay for quantification of Edwardsiella ictaluri in catfish pond water and genetic homogeneity of diagnostic case isolates from Mississippi. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health. 23: 178-188.
Griffin, M. J. and A. E. Goodwin. 2011. Thelohanellus toyamai (syn. Myxobolus toyamai) infecting the gills of koi Cyprinus carpio in the Eastern USA. Journal of Parasitology. 97: 493-502.
Mischke, C. C., and M. J. Griffin. 2011. Laboratory mass culture of the freshwater oligochaete Dero digitata. North American Journal of Aquaculture 73: 13-16.
Griffin, M. J., D. J. Wise, M. C. Yost, C. M. Doffitt, L. M. Pote, T. E. Greenway, and L. H. Khoo. 2010. A multiplex real-time polymerase chain reaction assay differentiates between Bolbophorus damnificus and Bolbophorus type II sp. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation 22: 615-622.
Beecham, R. V., M. J. Griffin, S. B. LaBarre, D. J. Wise, M. J. Mauel, L. M. Pote, and C. D. Minchew. 2010. The effects of proliferative gill disease (PGD) on the blood physiology of channel, blue and hybrid (blue x channel) catfish fingerlings. North American Journal of Aquaculture 72: 213-218.
Griffin, M. J., A. C. Camus, T. E. Greenway, D. J. Wise, M. J. Mauel, and L. M. Pote. 2010. Variation in susceptibility to Henneguya ictaluri infection by two species of catfish and their hybrid cross. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health. 22: 21-35.
Camus, A. C., and M. J. Griffin. 2010. Molecular characterization and histopathology of Myxobolus koi infecting the gills of a koi Cyprinus carpio, with an amended morphologic description of the agent. Journal of Parasitology. 96: 116-124.
Khoo, L. H., F. A. Rommel, S. A. Smith, M. J. Griffin, and L. M. Pote. 2010. Myxobolus neurophilus: Morphologic, histopathologic and molecular characterization. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 89: 51-61.
Griffin, M. J., L. H. Khoo, L. Torrans, B. G. Bosworth, S. M. Quiniou, P. S. Gaunt, and L. M. Pote. 2010. New data on Henneguya pellis (Myxozoa: Myxobolidae), a parasite of blue catfish Ictalurus furcatus. Journal of Parasitology 95: 1455-1467.
Griffin, M. J., L. M. Pote, A. C. Camus, M. J. Mauel, T. E. Greenway and D. J. Wise. 2009. Application of a real-time PCR assay for the detection of Henneguya ictaluri in commercial channel catfish ponds. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 86: 223-233.
Griffin, M. J., D. J. Wise and L. M. Pote. 2009. Morphology and small-subunit ribosomal DNA sequence of Henneguya adiposa (Myxosporea) from Ictalurus punctatus (Siluriformes). Journal of Parasitology. 95: 1076-1085.
Welch, T. J., J. Evenhuis, D. G. White, P. F. McDermott, H. Harbottle, R. Miller, M. Griffin and D. Wise. 2009. IncA/C plasmid-mediated Florfenicol resistance in the catfish pathogen Edwardsiella ictaluri. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 53: 845-846.
Wise, D. J., M. J. Griffin, J. S. Terhune, L. M. Pote and L. H. Khoo. 2008. Induction and evaluation of proliferative gill disease in channel catfish fingerlings. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health. 20: 236–244
Griffin, M. J., D. J. Wise, A. C. Camus, M. J. Mauel, T. E. Greenway and L. M. Pote. 2008. A real-time polymerase chain reaction assay for the detection of Henneguya ictaluri in channel catfish. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation. 20: 559-566.
Griffin, M. J., D. J. Wise, A. C. Camus, M. J. Mauel and L. M. Pote. 2008. A novel Henneguya sp. from channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) described by morphological, histological and molecular characterization. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health. 20: 127-135.