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David Groman

All aspects of applied diagnostic pathology of fin-fish and shellfish.


BA Biology – Lafayette College – USA

MSc Pathobiology – University of Connecticut – USA

PhD Fish Health & Aquacutlure – University of Idaho - USA

Section Head – Aquatic Diagnostic Services - AVC
Diagnostic Services
(902) 566-0830
Research Interests: 
  • Applied aspects of infectious and non-infectious diseases of fin-fish.
  • Clinical chemistry and hematology.
  1. Groman, D. B. 1982. Histology of the Striped Bass. Monograph No. 3, American Fisheries Society, Bethesda,   Maryland, USA. 116 pages. 
  2.  Cherif N., Gagne N., Groman D., Kibenge F., Iwamoto T., Yason   C., Hammami S. 2009. Complete sequencing of Tunisian RGNNV betanodavirus capsid gene and RNA dependent RNA polymerase gene. ( in press ) Journal of Fish Disease.

  3. Godoy G., Alejandra Aedo, Molly J.T Kibenge, David B Groman, Carmencita V Yason, Horst Grothusen, Angelica Lisperguer, Marlene Calbucura, Fernando Avendano, Marcelo Imilan, Miguel Jarpa and Frederick S.B Kibenge. 2008. First detection, isolation and molecular characterization of infectious salmon anaemia virus associated with clinical disease in farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) in Chile.  BMC Veterinary Research 4 (28) dio:10.1186/1746-6148-4-28. 

  4.  Jan M. Spitsbergen, , Vicki S. Blazer, Paul R. Bowser, Keith C.Cheng, Keith R. Cooper, Timothy K. Cooper, Salvatore Frasca, Jr, David B. Groman, Claudia M. Harper, Jerry M. (Mac) Law, Gary D. Marty, Roxanna M. Smolowitz, Judy St. Leger, Douglas C. Wolf, Jeffrey C. Wolf.   2008. Review: Finfish and aquatic invertebrate pathology resources for now and the future. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Vol. 149, Issue 2. Pages 249-257.

  5. Workenhe, S.T., M.J.T. Kibenge, G. M. Wright, D.W. Wadowska, D. Groman and F.S.B. Kibenge. 2008.   Infectious salmon anaemia virus replication and induction of alpha interferon in Atlantic salmon erythrocytes. Virology Journal 5:36.
Current Collaborators (non-UPEI): 
  • Dr. Nadia Cherif – Tunisia
  • Drs. Daryl Whelan & Nicole O’Brien – Newfoundland
  • Nellie Gagne – DFO / Moncton, New Brunswick
  • Dr. Marcos Godoy – BIOVAC, Chile
  • Ron Threader – Ontario Power Generation, Ontario
  • Danielle Godard – DFO / Winnipeg, Manitoba