Congratulations to Paul Bowser, Ph.D., the 2013 winner of the Christensen Award for Excellence in Fish Health.

This award is given to an active member of IAAAM who has made significant advances in the field of fish health and medicine through basic scientific or applied research or education.

The officers and members of the IAAAM is honoring Dr. Bowser for his ground-breaking work on ugly tumors in beautiful fishes, for contributions to keeping aquaculture fish healthy and our food supply safe, for important investigations into temperature effects on viral pathogenesis in wild and cultured fish, for being the right person with the right skills and team in the right place at the right time to document and help mitigate the emergence of the invasive Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Virus IVb in North America’s largest body of fresh water, as well as his long dedication to training veterinary students, graduate students and professionals in fish health both at Cornell University and as Associate Director of Aquavet® for 25 years.

Congratulations Dr. Paul Bowser.

Dr. Paul Bowser in 2002.

Dr. Paul Bowser in 2002.