Biography Carlo C. Lazado
I obtained my PhD in Aquatic Biosciences from the University of Nordland in 2014. After completing my PhD, I moved to the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) for my first postdoctoral position. I did my second postdoc at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel as a Jacob Blaustein Fellow. Since 2017, I have been employed as a Research Scientist in the Fish Health Department of Nofima. Superior fish health is inherent for the productivity and sustainability of aquaculture. My research interests address the basic and applied aspects of fish health with a strong focus on the physiology and immunology of mucosal barriers.
The mucosal surfaces (i.e., gills, skin, gut, and olfactory) are considered the first line of defence and the living sensors of fish; hence, they are excellent models to unravel how fish respond and adapt to their environment. My approach is to study the intricacies of the physical and biological barriers (i.e., cells, molecules) at the mucosa, as well as how these barriers are regulated by the environment (e.g., light, handling, nutrition, treatment, infection, water quality), which is highly relevant in fish farming. Eventually, I aim to use these responses to develop more optimised and ecologically sound husbandry protocols. Most of the current research activities are focused on securing the optimal aquaculture environment of Atlantic salmon – both inland and at sea – by ensuring good mucosal health. I have worked with other commercially relevant fish species as well such as Atlantic cod, rainbow trout, sturgeon, permit and Nile tilapia.
Carlo C. Lazado has 29 publications at Nofima:
1. April 2020 – 31. March 2024
In H2Salar the scientists aim to create knowledge and advance our understanding of the risks and impacts of H2S to the physiology of Atlantic salmon in RAS.
15. January 2018 – 15. December 2021
This project will explore an alternative strategy to treat amoebic gill disease (AGD), a serious problem in Atlantic salmon aquaculture.
1. January 2018 – 31. December 2020
The overall aim of the project is to expand the knowledge on how the environment affects the biology of farmed fish and develop robust systems that may be used to screen and evaluate the impacts of the challenges related to changing environment.
1. January 2017 – 31. December 2019
Fish health and growth are affected by gastrointestinal processes. This includes feed intake regulation, digestion and absorption of nutrients, barrier function and gut microbiota.