Erin Bromage

Erin Bromage

Associate Professor

Biology

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Education

1996James Cook UniversityB.Sc. in Biology
1997James Cook UniversityM.S. in Biology
2004James Cook UniversityPh.D in Biology

Teaching

  • Infection and Immunology
  • Immunology
  • Comparative Immunology

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

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.

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.

Introduction to study in the disciplines of the College of Arts and Sciences. This course is designed to increase student success at college. The overall goal of the course is to facilitate a smooth transition to college life by engaging students in a structured curriculum of academic and life skills enhancement while, at the same time, encouraging the development of enduring relationships between students, faculty and advisors, and classmates. To accomplish this goal, the content of the class includes: locating and utilizing campus resources, the importance of co-curricular activity on campus, goal setting and time management skills, writing skills, test preparation and taking skills, critical and creative thinking skills, and career and major/minor exploration.

Research

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

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.

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