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Skills & Interests
Workforce Development / Technical Allied Health / Diagnostics Services
Certified Histologist and Histotechnologist: HT\HTL (ASCP)
Science and Technology / Biology / Microbiology
Diagnosis, culture, and identification of shellfish pathogens, specifically diseases of the Eastern oyster.
Science and Technology / Biology / Biodiversity
Professional marine scientist, with expertise in the living resources of the Chesapeake Bay region.
- National Shellfisheries Association
member 09/1999 – Current
- American Birding Association
member 01/1989 – Current
- National Society for Histotechnology
member 10/2010 – 10/2010
- BS Biology (05/1983)
- Abbe, G.R., C.B. McCollough, L.S. Barker, and C.F. Dungan. (2010). Performance of disease-tolerant strains of eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) in the Patuxent River, Maryland, 2003 to 2007 in Journal of Shellfish Research. (29(1): 161-175).
- McCollough, CB. (2008). Application of an aqueous acid-fast staining technique for detection of pathogens of aquatic species in Biotechnic and Histochemistry. (83(4): 191-197).
- McCollough, C.B., B.W. Albright, G.R. Abbe, L.S. Barker, and C.F. Dungan. (2007). Acquisition and progression of Perkinsus marinus infections by specific-pathogen-free juvenile oysters (Crassostrea virginica Gmelin) in a mesohaline Chesapeake Bay tributary. in Journal of Shellfish Research. (26(2): 465-477).
Honors & Awards
- Lee G. Luna 1st Time Presenter Award (09/2008)
Given to the the most outstanding workshop in histology by a 1st time presenter at the annual NSH Symposium/Convention
- MD-DNR Fisheries Service Team of the Year Award (02/2006)
Presented to the Diagnostics & Histology Laboratory at Cooperative Oxford Laboratory
- MD Department of Natural Resources Safety Award (10/1999)
Presented to the DNR employee who made the greatest contribution to unit safety during the year
- Vice-President (02/2009 – Current) Phillips Wharf Environmental Center