Andrew S. Kane, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office: Room 101 Aquatic Pathobiology (Building 1379)andrewkane

Phone: (352) 273-9090



Current Research Interests

  • Aquatic pathology and toxicology
  • Environmental health
  • Low-level stress outcomes in aquatic organisms
  • Behavioral toxicology
  • Infectious diseases including non-tuberculous mycobacteria
  • Water quality
  • Environmental change
  • Zoonoses
  • Global health
  • Scientific outreach


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Aquatic Toxicology / Pathobiology, University of Maryland, 1993
  • Master of Science, Aquaculture / Aquatic Animal Health, The Ohio State University, 1985
  • Bachelor of Science, Aquatic and Marine Biology, Cornell University, 1981

Selected Publications

  • Kane, A.S., R.O. Bennett and E.B. May. 1990. Effect of hardness and salinity on striped bass larval survival. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 10(1):67-71.
  • Kane, A.S., W.W. Day, R. Reimschuessel and M.M. Lipsky. 1993. TFM (3-trifluoromethyl-4-nitrophenol) toxicity and hepatic microsomal UDP-glucuronyltransferase activity in adult and larval bullfrogs. Aquatic Toxicology. 27:51-60.
  • Kane, A.S., J.E. Whaley, J. Paul and R. Reimschuessel. 1993. Angler Outreach for Fish Pathology Studies at a U.S. Army Superfund Site. Proceedings of the International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine 28:95-103.
  • Kane, A.S., S. Thohan and M. Weiner. 1998. Tissue Slice Technology for Assessing Alterations in Fish Hepatic Phase I and Phase II XME Activity. Marine Environmental Research. 46:61-65.
  • Kane, A.S., D. Oldach and R. Reimschuessel. 1998. Fish Lesions in Chesapeake Bay: Pfiesteria-like Dinoflagellates and Other Etiologies. Maryland Medical Journal, 47(3):106-112.
  • Talaat, A.M., Trucksis, M., A.S. Kane and R. Reimschuessel. 1999. Pathogenicity of Mycobacterium fortuitum and mycobacterium smegmatis to Goldfish (Crassius auratus) model. Veterinary Microbiology 66:151-164.
  • Kane, A.S, M.J. Dykstra, E.J. Noga, R. Reimschuessel, A. Baya, C. Driscoll and H.W. Paerl and J. Landsberg. 2000. Etiologies, observations and reporting of estuarine finfish lesions. Marine Environmental Research 50:473-477.
  • Dykstra, M.J. and A.S. Kane. 2000. Pfiesteria piscicida and ulcerative mycosis of Atlantic menhaden; current status of understanding. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 12:18-25.
  • Choich, J., Salierno, JD., Silbergeld, E.K., and Kane, A.S. 2004. Altered brain activity in brevetoxin-exposed bluegill, Lepomis macrochirus, visualized using in vivo 14C 2-deoxyglucose labeling. Environmental Research, 94:192-197.
  • Stine, C.B., Smith, D.L., Vogelbein, W.K., Harshbarger, J.C., Gudla, P.R., Lipsky, M.L., and Kane, A.S. 2004. Morphometry of hepatic neoplasms and altered foci in killifish, Fundulus heteroclitus. Toxicologic Pathology 32:4 375-383.
  • Kane, A.S., Salierno, J.D., Gipson, G.T., Molteno and Hunter, C. 2004. Novel video-based movement analysis system to discern behavioral toxicology of fish. Water Research 38:3993-4001.
  • Salierno, J.D., Shields, J.D., Snyder, N.S., Murphy, A.Z. and Kane, A.S. 2004. Altered Fos expression as a biomarker of neuronal stress associated with harmful algal bloom exposure in mummichog, Fundulus heteroclitus. Harmful Algae 3:245.
  • Stine, C.B., Baya, A.M., Salierno, J.D., Kollner, M. and Kane, A.S. 2005. Mycobacterial infection in laboratory-maintained menhaden (Brevoortia tyrannus). Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 17(4):380-385.
  • Kane, A.S., Salierno, J.D. and Brewer, S.K. 2005. Fish models in behavioral toxicology: automated techniques, updates and perspectives. Pages 559-590 in Ostrander, G.K., ed. Methods in Aquatic Toxicology, Volume 2. Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton, FL.
  • Lauer, L.E., McCarthy, M.M., Jong, J. and Kane, A.S. 2006. Sex differences in neuronal morphology in the killifish hypothalamus. Brain Research, 1070:145-149.
  • Salierno, J.D., Snyder, N.S., Murphy, A.Z., Poli, M., Hall, S., Baden, D. and Kane, A.S. 2006. Harmful Algal Bloom Toxins Alter c-Fos Protein Expression in the Brain of Killifish, Fundulus heteroclitus. Aquatic Toxicology 78:350-357.
  • Kane, A.S., Stine, C.B., Hungerford, L., Matsche, M., Driscoll, C.P. and Baya, A.M. 2007. Mycobacteria as Environmental Portents in Chesapeake Bay Fishes. Emerging and Infectious Diseases. 13(2) February 2007.
  • Salierno JD and Kane AS. 2009. 17α-ethinylestradiol alters reproductive behaviors, circulating hormones, and sexual morphology in male fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 28(5):953-961.
  • Stine CB, Kane AS and Baya AM. 2010. Mycobacteria isolated from Chesapeake Bay Fishes. Journal Fish Diseases 33: 39-46.
  • Yonkos, LT, Fisher, DF, Van Veld, PA, Kane, AS, McGee BL and Staver KW. 2010. Poultry litter-induced endocrine disruption in fathead minnow, sheepshead minnow and mummichog laboratory exposures. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 29(10):2328-2340.
  • Kane AS, Song J, Halverson MB, Miller DL, Salierno JD, Wysocki LE, Zeddies D and Popper AN. 2010. Exposure of fish to high-intensity sonar does not induce acute pathology. Journal of Fish Biology 76:1825-1840.
  • Salierno JD, Pollack SJ, Van Veld PA, Ottinger MA, Yonkos LT and Kane AS. 2012. Steroid hormones and anthropogenic contaminants in poultry litter leachates. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution. 223:2181-2187.
  • Griffitt RJ, Lavelle CM, Kane AS, Denslow ND, Barber DS. 2013. Chronic nanoparticulate silver exposure results in tissue accumulation and transcriptomic changes in zebrafish. Aquatic Toxicology 130-131:192-200.
  • Wickliffe J and Kane AS et al. 2013. Evaluation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Using Analytical Methods, Toxicology, and Risk Assessment Research: Seafood Safety after a Petroleum Spill as an Example. Environmental Health Perspectives. (
  • Kane, A.S. and S. Thohan. 1996. Use of fish hepatic tissue slices to evaluate alterations due to environmental exposure. Pages 371-391 in: G. Ostrander, editor. Methods in Aquatic Toxicology. Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton, FL.
  • Kane, A.S. et al. 2013. Oyster Health and Contaminants. In: K. Havens, ed. Apalachicola Bay Oyster Situation Report. Florida Sea Grant Publication TP-200.