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Tal Ben-Horin, Ph.D

Assistant Professor


Dr. Tal Ben-Horin joined the Department of Clinical Sciences as an Assistant Professor of Shellfish Pathology in July 2019. Previously, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Rutgers University Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory and a USDA Food and Agricultural Research Fellow at the Department of Fisheries, Animal and Veterinary Sciences at the University of Rhode Island. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont in 2001, and his MESM (2007) and PhD (2013) from the University of California Santa Barbara.


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Doctor of Philosophy (2013) University of California Santa Barbara

Master of Environmental Science and Management (2007) University of California Santa Barbara

Bachelor of Science (2001) University of Vermont
Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Infectious Diseases
Aquatic pathology, aquaculture biosecurity, and infectious disease ecology in coastal marine ecosystems

Research in my lab focuses on the ecology and epidemiology of infectious diseases in coastal marine ecosystems. My work integrates field studies, laboratory experiments, and mathematical models to study disease processes in fish and shellfish populations and identify biosecurity measures to minimize disease impacts to aquaculture and fisheries.