Amelie Segarra, Ph.D

Amelie Segarra. Image is of a person wearing jeans and a sweater and a blue backpack, standing on a rocky ledge with a sweeping expanse of evergreens in the background.
  • School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Department of Anatomy, Physiology & Cell Biology
UC Davis

Amelie’s research focuses on aquatic host-pathogen-environment interactions including disease ecology, microbial dysbiosis, immunology and organisms’ adaptations to changing environments. Current and recent projects have focused on understanding the effect of biotic (e.g virus, bacteria, parasites) and abiotic (e.g temperature, salinity, pesticides) stressors on metabolism and cell physiology in aquatic organisms using behavioral, genomic and molecular approaches. Amelie held three postdoctoral positions; her first was at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University (US), the second at the European Institute for Marine Studies at the Western Brittany University (France) and the third at the Anatomy, Physiology & Cell Biology department at University of California, Davis (US), her current lab.