Erin Bromage


Erin Bromage, PhD






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2004James Cook UniversityPhD in Biology
1997James Cook UniversityMS in Biology
1996James Cook UniversityBSc in Biology


  • Infection and Immunology
  • Immunology
  • Comparative Immunology





A study of the structure & processes of living cells, including prokaryotes (archaea, eubacteria) and emphasizing eukaryotes (plants, animals, fungi, etc.). Area of focus include cell anatomy, structure and function of biological macromolecules, processes of the gene (replication, transcription, translation), endomembrane trafficking, cytoskeletal structure and function, regulation and mechanics of cell division, and cell signaling.

Survey of the basic principles of human health and disease from an immunological perspective. The course is designed for students with little previous exposure to immunology or microbiology. Topics covered will include the organization of the immune system, evolution of the immune system, as well as the cellular and molecular mechanisms used by the immune system to protect humans from disease.

One to four hours in varied formats Selected topics in Biology. In recent years these have included physiology and biochemistry of marine animals, evolutionary ecology, biology of marine mammals, morphometrics and phylogenetic systematics, and extremophiles.

Terms and hours to be arranged. Graded A-F.

Terms and hours to be arranged. Graded A-F.


Research activities

  • The role of long-lived plasma cells in immunological memory
  • Antibody secreting cell diversity following vaccination and infection
  • Modelling the adaptation of the B-cell response following immunization


Research interests

  • Antibody production
  • Antibody mediated protection
  • Structure of the antibody
  • Quality of the antibody for pathogen recognition

Select publications

  • Castro R, Bromage E, Abós B, Pignatelli J, Granja AG, Luque A, Tafalla C. (2014).
    CCR7 Is Mainly Expressed in Teleost Gills, Where It Defines an IgD+IgM- B Lymphocyte Subset
    Journal of Immunology, 192(3), 1257-1266.
  • Guro Løkka, Lars Austbø, Knut Falk, Erin Bromage, Per Gunnar Fjelldal, Tom Hansen, Ivar Hordvik, Erling Olaf Koppang. (2014).
    Immune parameters in the intestine of wild and reared unvaccinated and vaccinated Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.)
    Developmental and Comparative Immunology, 47(1), 6-16.
  • Ramirez-Gomez F, Greene W, Rego K, Hansen JD, Costa G, Kataria P, Bromage E. (2012).
    Rainbow trout utilize a novel splicing mechanism for the generation of secreted IgD
    Journal of Immunology, 183, 1341-1349.