Jonnel Edwards

Jonnel Edwards, MSc

Demonstrator III

Ms. Jonnel Edwards is a Demonstrator in the department of SVM Pathobiology, and manages the general operation of the Aquatic Animal Medicine Research Laboratory, primarily to maintain the health of tilapia and lionfish used for teaching and research. Ms. Edwards provides technical and diagnostic support in various marine turtle disease surveillance projects, and is the primary investigator in the study of prevalence & phenotypic characterization of Salmonella enterica in marine turtles in Grenada. Other publications in her portfolio include the effects of organic ultraviolet filters in lionfish, and fibropapillomatosis in marine turtles. Her ongoing research encompasses various projects such as tilapia as a species for monitoring fish health, effects of Kudoa hypoepicardialis in lionfish heart muscle, and genotyping marine turtles in Grenada. She has also collaborated on the antigenic analysis of Ehrlichia and Anaplasma species in Grenada.

Ms. Edwards earned a BSc. in Life Sciences specializing in Marine Biology, and a MSc. in Aquatic Animal Health, both at St. George’s University.