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Lou Burnett

College of Charleston

Address: Grice Marine Laboratory, 205 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29412
E-mail: burnettl@cofc.edu
Personal Website: http://burnettl.people.cofc.edu/



Education

Ph.D., 1977, University of South Carolina


Research Interests

  • Comparative physiology, immunology, disease mechanisms in marine animals

Current and planned research projects

  • effects of bacterial challenge, hypoxia and elevated carbon dioxide on performance in crustaceans
  • effects of hypoxia and elevated carbon dioxide on disease resistance and immune function in a variety of marine organisms

Publications

  • Hardy, K. M., K. G. Burnett, L. E. Burnett. 2013. The effect of hypercapnic hypoxia and bacterial infection (Vibrio campbellii) on protein synthesis rates in the Pacific whiteleg shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei. Am. J. Physiol. 305:R1356-1366. DOI: 10.1152/ajpregu.00519.2012.
  • Givens, C. E., K. G. Burnett, L. E. Burnett, J. T. Hollibaugh. 2013. Microbial communities of the carapace, gut, and hemolymph of the Atlantic blue crab,Callinectes sapidus. Mar. Biol. 160:2841-2851.
  • Stover, K. K., K. G. Burnett, E. J. McElroy, L. E. Burnett. 2013. Locomotory fatigue during moderate and severe hypoxia and hypercapnia in the Atlantic blue crab, Callinectes sapidus. Biol. Bull. 224:68-78.
  • Stover, K. K, K. G. Burnett, E. J. McElroy, L. E. Burnett. 2013. Locomotory fatigue and size in the Atlantic blue crab, Callinectes sapidus. Biol. Bull. 224:63-67.
  • Rathburn, C. K., N. J. Sharp, J. C. Ryan, M. Beal, M. Cook, L. E. Burnett, K. G. Burnett. Transcriptomic responses of juvenile Pacific whiteleg shrimp, Litopenaeusvannamei, to hypoxia and hypercapnic hypoxia. Physiological Genomics 45:794-807.
  • Hardy, K. M., C. R. Follett, L. E. Burnett, S. C. Lema. 2012. Gene transcripts encoding hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) exhibit tissue- and muscle fiber type-dependent responses to hypoxia and hypercapnic hypoxia in the Atlantic blue crab,Callinectes sapidus. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. Part A 163:137-146.
  • Johnson, N. G., L. E. Burnett, Burnett. 2011. Properties of bacteria that decrease circulating hemocytes in the Atlantic Blue Crab, Callinectes sapidus. Biol. Bull. 221:164-175.
  • Schock, T. B., D. A. Stancyk, L. Thibodeaux, K. G. Burnett, L. E. Burnett, A. F. B. Boroujerdi,  D. W. Bearden. 2010. Metabolomic analysis of Atlantic blue crab,Callinectes sapidus, hemolymph following oxidative stress. Metabolomics 6:250-262 DOI10.1007/s11306-009-0194-y.
  • Macey, B. M., M. J. Jenny, H. R. Williams, L. K. Thibodeaux, M. Beal, J. S. Almeida, C. Cunningham, A. Mancia, G. W. Warr, E. J. Burge, A. F. Holland, P. S Gross, S. Hikima, K. G. Burnett, L. E. Burnett, R. W. Chapman. 2010. Modelling interactions of acid-base balance and respiratory status in the toxicity of metal mixtures in the American oyster Crassostrea virginicaComp. Biochem. Physiol.Part A 155:341-349.
  • Thibodeaux, L. K., K. G. Burnett, L. E. Burnett.  2009.  Energy Metabolism and Metabolic Depression during Exercise in Callinectes sapidus, the Atlantic blue crab:  Effects of the bacterial pathogen Vibrio campbellii.  J. Exp. Biol. 212:3428-3439.
  • Burge, E. J., L. E. Burnett, K. G. Burnett. 2009. Time-course analysis of peroxinectin mRNA in the shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei after challenge with Vibrio campbelliiFish & Shellfish Immunology 27:603-609.
  • Williams, H. R., B. M. Macey, L. E. Burnett, K. G. Burnett. 2009. Differential localization and bacteriostasis of Vibrio campbellii among tissues of the Eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica. Dev. Comp. Immunol. 33:592-600.
  • Macey, B. M., I. O. Achilihu, K. G. Burnett, L. E. Burnett. 2008. Effects of hypercapnic hypoxia on the inactivation and elimination of Vibrio campbellii in the Eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 74:6077-6084.
  • Allen, S. M., L. E. Burnett. 2008. The effects of intertidal air exposure on the respiratory physiology and the killing activity of hemocytes in the Pacific oyster, Crassostrea gigas (Thunberg). J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 357:165-171.
  • Scholnick, D. A., K. G. Burnett, L. E. Burnett. 2006. Impact of exposure to bacteria in the Penaeid shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei. Biol. Bull. 211:44-49.
  • Burnett, L. E., J. D. Holman, D. D. Jorgensen, J. L. Ikerd, K. G. Burnett. 2006. Immune defense reduces respiratory fitness in Callinectes sapidus, the Atlantic blue crab. Biol. Bull. 211:50-57.