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Louis Burnett

Professor

Address: HML H212-H
Phone: 843.725.4824
E-mail: burnettl@cofc.edu
Personal Website: http://burnettl.people.cofc.edu



Education

B.S. - College of William and Mary

Ph.D. - University of South Carolina

Postdoctoral Research - University of Aarhus, Denmark


Research Interests

Comparative physiology of respiration, ion and acid-base regulation in marine organisms; physiology of respiratory pigments; physiological adaptations associated with the transition from breathing water to breathing air; physiology of disease mechanisms especially as they relate to water quality.


Courses Taught

BIOL 321: General & Comparative Physiology
BIOL 600: Physiology & Cell Biology of Marine Organisms


Publications

Burgents*, J. E., K. G. Burnett, L. E. Burnett. 2004. Disease resistance of Pacific white shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei, following the dietary administration of a yeast culture food supplement. Aquaculture 231:1-8.

Holman*, J. D., K. G. Burnett, L. E. Burnett. 2004. Effects of hypercapnic hypoxia on the clearance of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in the Atlantic blue crab, Callinectes sapidus. Biol. Bull. 206:188-196.

Burnett, K. G. and L. E. Burnett. 2005. The impacts of hypoxia on disease resistance in crustaceans. In: (Eds. Cipriano, R.C., Shchelkunov, I.S., and Faisal M.) Health and Diseases of Aquatic Organisms: Bilateral Perspectives. Proceedings of the Second Bilateral Conference between Russia and the United States (21 - 28 September 2003, Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. (363 pp., ISBN 0-9765653-0-7)

Burgents*, J. E., L. E. Burnett, E. V. Stabb, K. G. Burnett. 2005. Localization and bacteriostasis of Vibrio introduced into the Pacific white shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei. Dev. Comp. Immunol. 29:681-691.

Burgents*, J. E., K. G. Burnett, L. E. Burnett. 2005. Effects of hypoxia and hypercapnic hypoxia on the localization and the elimination of Vibrio campbellii in the Pacific white shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei. Biol. Bull. 208:159-168.

Tanner*, C. A., L. E. Burnett, K. G. Burnett. 2006. The effects of hypoxia and pH on phenoloxidase activity in the Atlantic blue crab, Callinectes sapidus. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 144A:218-223.

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.

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.

Burge, E. J., D. J. Madigan*, L. E. Burnett, K. G. Burnett. 2007. Lysozyme gene expression by hemocytes of Pacific white shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei, after injection with Vibrio. Fish & Shellfish Immunology 22:327-339.

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.

Macey, B. M., C. K. Rathburn*, L. K. Thibodeaux*, L. E. Burnett, K. G. Burnett. 2008. Clearance of Vibrio campbellii injected into the hemolymph of Callinectes sapidus, the Atlantic blue crab: The effects of prior exposure to bacteria and environmental hypoxia. Fish & Shellfish Immunology 25:718-730.

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.

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.

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 campbellii. Fish & Shellfish Immunology 27:603-609. doi:10.1016/j.fsi.2009.05.012.

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.

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 virginica. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. Part A 155:341-349.

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.

Johnson*, N. G., Burnett, L. E., Burnett, K. G. 2011. Properties of bacteria that decrease circulating hemocytes in the Atlantic Blue Crab, Callinectes sapidus. Biol. Bull. 221:164-175.