Emmanuelle Pales Espinosa

emma2School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences

Stony Brook University
NY 11794-5000,  USA
Phone: +1 (631) 632 8694
Fax: +1 (631) 632 8915

Email: emmanuelle.palesespinosa@stonybrook.edu

Main research interests:

  • Shellfish physiology
  • Particle selection mechanisms in suspension-feeding bivalves
  • Algology 

Current research projects can be viewed here

Outreach activities: “Meet with an Oceanographer” event series

Emmanuelle initiated and is the coordinator of this monthly event. The series takes place at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead, NY. Every month, an oceanographer from the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences provides an attractive learning experience to the young and “less young” public of the aquarium. For more details about this event, visit the dedicated event website at: http://you.stonybrook.edu/mwao1/

Selected publications: (pdf files are accessible here)

Rubin E, Werneburg GT, Pales Espinosa E, Thanassi DG, Allam B. (In Press). Identification and characterization of peptidases secreted by quahog parasite unknown (QPX), the protistan parasite of hard clams. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms.

Wang K, Pales Espinosa E, Allam B. (2016). Effect of “heat shock” treatments on QPX disease and stress response in the hard clam, Mercenaria mercenaria. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 138: 39-49.

Allam B, Pales Espinosa E. (2016). Bivalve immunity and response to infections: Are we looking at the right place? Fish and Shellfish Immunology, 53: 4-12.

Pales Espinosa E, Cerrato R, Wikfors G, Allam B. (2016). Modeling food choice in the two suspension-feeding bivalves, Crassostrea virginica and Mytilus edulis. Marine Biology, 163(2): 1-13.

Wang K, Del Castillo C, Corre E, Pales Espinosa E, Allam B. (2016). Clam focal and systemic immune responses to QPX by RNA-Seq technology. BMC Genomics, 17:146..

Wang K, Pales Espinosa E, Tanguy A, Allam B. (2016). Alterations of the immune transcriptome in resistant and susceptible hard clams (Mercenaria mercenaria) in response to Quahog Parasite Unknown (QPX) and temperature. Fish and Shellfish Immunology 49: 163-176.

Pales Espinosa E, Koller A, Allam B. (2016). Proteomic characterization of mucosal secretions in the eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica. Journal of Proteomics 132: 63-76.

Rosa M, Ward JE, Ouvrard M, Pales Espinosa E, Shumway SE, Allam B. (2015). Examining the physiological plasticity of particle capture by the blue mussel,Mytilus edulis (L.): Confounding factors and potential artifacts with studies utilizing natural seston. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 473: 207-217.

Mars M, McElroy A, Pales Espinosa E, Allam B. (2015). Antimicrobial activity in the cuticle of the American lobster, Homarus americanus. Fish and Shellfish Immunology 44: 542-546.

Allam B, Pales Espinosa E. (2015). Mucosal immunity in mollusks. Book chapter In: Mucosal Health in Aquaculture. Benjamin Beck and Eric Peatman (Eds). Academic Press. pp. 325-370. ISBN: 978-0-12-417186-2.

Rubin E, Pales Espinosa E, Koller A, Allam B (2015). Characterization of the secretome of the clam parasite QPX. International Journal for Parasitology 45: 187-196.

Allam B, Tanguy A, Jeffroy F, Le Bris C, Pales Espinosa E, Paillard C. (2014). Transcriptional changes in Manila clam (Ruditapes philippinarum) in response to brown ring disease. Fish and Shellfish Immunology 41(1): 2-11.

Pales Espinosa E., Corre E, Allam B. (2014). Pallial mucus of Crassostrea virginica regulates the expression of putative virulence genes of its pathogen Perkinsus marinus. International Journal for Parasitology 44: 305-317.

Rubin E, Tanguy A, Perrigault M, Pales Espinosa E, Allam B. (2014). Characterization of the transcriptome and temperature-induced differential gene expression of in quahog parasite unknown QPX, the thraustochytrid parasite of hard clams. BMC Genomics 15: 245.

Pales Espinosa E, Boutet I, Le Panze S, Allam B, Tanguy A. (2013). Endobacteria in Loripes lacteus: Characterization, localization and some aspect of host-symbiont regulation. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 448: 327-336.

Rosa M, Ward JE, Shumway SS, Wikfors GH, Pales Espinosa E, Allam B. (2013). Effects of Particle Surface Properties on Feeding Selectivity in the Eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica and the Blue mussel Mytilus edulis. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 446: 320-327.

Pales Espinosa E., Winnicki S, Allam B. (2013). Early host-pathogen interactions in marine bivalves: Pallial mucus of Crassostrea virginica modulates the growth and virulence of its pathogen Perkinsus marinus. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 104: 237-247.

Pales Espinosa E., Allam B. (2013). Food quality and season affect the expression of the mucosal lectin MeML and food sorting abilities in the blue mussel Mytilus edulis. Marine Biology 160(6): 1441-1450.

Allam B, Carden WE, Ward JE, Ralph G, Winnicki S, Pales Espinosa E. (2013). Early host-pathogen interactions in marine bivalves: Evidence that the alveolate parasite Perkinsus marinus infects through the oyster mantle during rejection of pseudofeces. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 113: 26-34.

Perrigault M., Dahl S.F., Pales-Espinosa E., Allam B. (2012). Effects of salinity on hard clam (Mercenaria mercenaria) defense parameters and QPX disease dynamics. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 110(1): 73-82.

Jing X, Pales Espinosa E, Perrigault M, Allam B. (2011). Identification, molecular characterization and expression analysis of a mucosal C-type lectin in the eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica. Fish and Shellfish Immunology 30: 851-858.

Perrigault M., Dahl S.F., Pales Espinosa E., Gambino L., Allam B. (2011). Effects of temperature on hard clam (Mercenaria mercenaria) immunity and QPX (Quahog parasite unknown) disease development: II. Defense parameters. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 106: 322-332.

Pales Espinosa E, Hassan D, Ward JE, Shumway SE, Allam B. (2010). The blue mussel Mytilus edulis uses recognition molecules to select food particles. Biological Bulletin 219: 50-60.

Pales Espinosa E, Perrigault M, Allam B. (2010). Identification and molecular characterization of a mucosal lectin (MeML) from Mytilus edulis and its potential role in particle capture. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology156:495-501.

Pales Espinosa E, Perrigault M, Ward JE, Shumway S, Allam B. (2010). Lectin binding patterns of microalgae: role in particle selection in suspension feeding bivalves. Biological Bulletin 218:75-86.

Pales Espinosa, E., Perrigault, M., Ward, J.E., Shumway, S.E., Allam, B. (2009). Lectins associated with the feeding organs of the oyster Crassostrea virginica can mediate particle selection. Biological Bulletin 217: 130-141.

Pales Espinosa, E., Allam, B., Ford S.E. (2008). Particle selection in the ribbed mussel Geukensia demissa and the Eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica: effect of microalgae growth stage. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 79:1-6.

Pales Espinosa E., Barillé L., Allam B. (2007). Use of encapsulated live microalgae to investigate pre-ingestive selection in Crassostrea gigas. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 343(1), 118-126.

Pales Espinosa E., Allam B. (2006). Comparative growth and survival of juvenile hard clams, Mercenaria mercenaria, fed commercially available diets. Zoo Biology, 25(6), 513-525.