Virginia Institute of Marine Science
College of William and Mary, Virginia, U.S.A.
Martha Rhodes is a Senior Research Scientist in environmental microbiology at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. She has served as a microbiologist at VIMS since 1972 and has focused her research primarily in the area of public health issues related to the estuarine environment, including assessment of estuarine water quality, shellfish microbiology, and the development and evaluation of analytical methods.
Her current research involves mycobacteriosis in Chesapeake Bay striped bass from which she has isolated and described two previously unknown mycobacterial species. Rhodes research has led to collaborative efforts with national and international scientists to investigate the relationship of fish and human mycobacterial pathogens.
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