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Carla Schubiger

Team Leader

Assistant Professor Senior Research

Carla Schubiger: Our Team


Carla B Schubiger

M Med Vet (DVM equivalent),, ACVP-C, PhD, EMPA 2022

Professional Profile
Academic doctorates in Infectious Diseases and Immunology (2009-2014, School of Global Animal Health, Washington State University) and Veterinary Medicine (2001-2003, Center for Fish and Wildlife Health, University of Bern, Switzerland). DVM class of 2000 (University of Zurich, Switzerland).

Research interests

 Food Security and Seafood Safety:

●Infectious diseases and immunology of commercial aquatic species, currently working with oysters, shrimp, salmonids, crab, and finfish.

●Probiotic treatments and natural compounds to increase aquaculture production yields.

●Alternative amino and fatty acid sources in marine fish feeds, including macroalgae and insects.

●Zoonotic and antibiotic resistance threats in the coastal environment. 

Professional Experience
2018-present     Assistant Professor Sen. Res., Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, College of Vet. Medicine, Oregon State University (since Oct 2018)
2019-present    Adjunct Faculty, Department of Microbiology, College of Science, Oregon State University
2020-present    Affiliate Faculty, Department of Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science, University of Hawaii-Hilo
2018 (Feb-Sept)    Faculty Research Associate, Biomedical Sciences, Oregon State University
2015-2018        Postdoctoral scholar, Biomedical Sciences, Oregon State University
2006-2009    Associate Veterinarian, Mixed Animal Practice, Basel, Switzerland
2005-2012    CEO, Dr. Schubiger GmbH, E-commerce businesses in the pet and the medical supply industry
2004-2005    Attending Veterinarian, Deputy to Head of Veterinary Services, Roche Ltd, Basel, Switzerland

2020-2022    Executive Master’s in Public Administration (EMPA), Mark O. Hatfield School of Government, Portland State University
2009-2015    Ph.D., School of Global Animal Health, Washington State University
2009-2013    Residency, Veterinary Anatomical Pathology, Washington State University
2001-2003    Academic doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, Center for Fish and Wildlife Health, University of Bern, Switzerland
1995-2000    M Med Vet (UZH; DVM equivalent), University of Zurich, Switzerland

Peer-reviewed Publications
Schubiger CB, Gorman ME, Johns JL, Arkoosh MR, Dietrich PD (2021): Sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria) plasma biochemistry and hematology reference intervals including blood cell morphology.PLOS ONE 16(6): e0246982.  

Schubiger CB, Huang KH, Häse CC (2020): Sodium antiporters of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in challenging conditions: Effects on growth, biofilm formation and swarming. Journal of Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology, 18,4. doi: 10.1186/s43141-020-0019-y

Schubiger CB, Häse CC (2019): Growth assays of Vibrio cholerae membrane transporter mutants in different pH and cation conditions. Journal of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, (4)1:01

Ushijima B, Richards GP, Watson MA, Schubiger CB, Häse CC (2018): Factors affecting infection of corals and larval oysters by Vibrio coralliilyticus. PLoS One. 2018 Jun 19;13(6):e0199475. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0199475

Mourin M, Wai A, ONeil JD, Schubiger C, Häse CC, Hausner G, Dibrov P (2018): A pathway leading to cation binding pocket determines the selectivity of NhaP2 antiporter in Vibrio cholerae. Biochemical and Cellular Biology, 16:1-8. doi: 10.1139/bcb-2018-0146

Schubiger CB, Mourin M, Resch G, Häse CC, Dibrov P (2017): Mutations of a single glycine in Vc-NhaP2, a cation-proton antiporter in Vibrio cholerae, confer the ability to exchange Li+ for H+. Journal of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, (2)2:5

Mourin M, Schubiger CB, Resch G, Häse CC, Dibrov P (2017): Physiology of the Vc-NhaP paralogous group of cation-proton antiporters in Vibrio cholerae. Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry. 428(1-2):87-99. doi: 10.1007/s11010-016-2919-3

Aagesen AM, Schubiger CB, Dibrov P, Häse CC (2016): Effects of chromosomal deletion of the operon encoding the Multiple Resistance and pH (Mrp) antiporter in Vibrio cholerae. Microbiology. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.000384

Schubiger CB, Orfe LH, Sudheesh PS, Cain KD, Shah DH, Call DR (2015): Entericidin is required for a probiotic treatment (Enterobacter sp. strain C6-6) to protect trout from cold-water disease challenge. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 81 (2), 658-665. Doi: 10.1128/AEM.02965-14

Oidtmann B, Lapatra S, Verner-Jeffreys D, Stone M, Peeler E, Noguera P, Bruno D, St-Hilaire S, Schubiger C, Snekvik K, Crumlish M, Green D, Metselaar M, Rodger H, Schmidt-Posthaus H, Galeotti M, Feist S (2013): Differential characterization of emerging skin diseases of rainbow trout - a standardized approach to capturing disease characteristics and development of case definitions. Journal of Fish Diseases. 36. doi: 10.1111/jfd.12086

Schubiger C, Segner H, Wahli T (2003): PKD: [Proliferative kidney disease in fish]. Schweizer Archiv fuer Tierheilkunde, 145(10), 471-481

Current Society Memberships
United States Aquaculture Society (board of directors)
American Fisheries Society
National Shellfisheries Association
World Aquaculture Society
European Association of Fish Pathologists
American Academy of Underwater Sciences

English (trilingual proficiency - fluent)
German (trilingual proficiency - fluent)
Swiss (native tongue - fluent)
French (limited working proficiency)

Extracurricular skills 
Scientific Diver AAUS certified
Remote Pilot Certification, Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, commercial license, FAA Part 107

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