Dr Mark Rawling
Associate Research Fellow
School of Biological and Marine Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
- Associate Research Fellow in Aquatic Animal Health and Nutrition - Fish Nutrition and Health Research Team
- BSc (Hons) Marine Biology and Oceanography
- MRes (Distinction) Applied Fish Biology
- Ph.D. Biological Sciences - thesis title 'The Assessment of selected novel feed ingredients to replace fishmeal on the nutrition and health status of ornamental fish'
- Postgraduate Certificate Academic Practice (PGCAP)
- Fish Nutrition and Health Research Team - Researcher Associate
- Environmental and Applied Biology - Research Group
- Marine Institute
- Member of British Society for Immunology
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Roles on external bodies
- Member of the Editorial Board for Frontiers in Microbiology - Aquatic microbiology section
Taught practicals at undergraduate level students of 35-40 pupils in molecular microbiology, microbiology and molecular immunology
Currently active as second supervisor on 2 P.hDs and served as a second and third supervisor to 3 Ph.D. studentships to completion. Have supervised many master's and undergraduate level student projects
Co-module lead of an undergraduate programme in Food technology and safetyCurrently lecturing to master level in aquatic immunology and animal welfare on various modules at Plymouth University (ANIM5009)
My principal research interests are in the field of immunonutrition in mono-gastric animals. Tools such as molecular microbiology, immunological assays such as ELISA, nutritional profiling of selected feed ingredients, and molecular biology help investigate the effects of feeding probiotic and prebiotic candidates on animal mucosal health and the immunological fate of mucosal tissues.
Research degrees awarded to supervised students
3 PhD completions as a co-supervisor and 2 PhDs as a current co-supervisor.
Grants & contracts
Secured over £40K of funding for research from Lallemand animal nutrition
Secured over £3K of funding from the aquaculture research collaborative hub grants for traveling to workshops including (Mexico and Holland).Secured £1.5K from the ERASMUS travel grant scheme for traveling and working in an international laboratory based in the EU.
Key publications are highlightedJournals
Other academic activities
Invited reviewer for: