Mast cells – Fixation/staining optimization for distribution and function in teleost gills

Supervisor team may include:

Mark Adams

The teleostean mast cell/eosinophilic granule cell often plays a key role in the initiation of some inflammatory processes. However its distribution and functionality is not well resolved due its somewhat enigmatic nature. This project will investigate different fixation/staining and sectioning approaches to describe the presence and distribution in a number of teleost species.

Suitable for February or July start date.

Contact Mark Adams ( for more details.

Authorised by the Executive Director, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
October 7, 2019