Ph.D., Veterinary Medical Sciences, Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine.
Dissertation title: "Expression of the Edwardsiella ictaluri Type III Secretion System and Its Relationship to the Native Plasmids.
M.S., Fisheries Biology (Aquaculture emphasis), Iowa State University.
Thesis title: "Fingerling Walleye Production in Plastic-Lined Ponds."
B.S., Biology major and Chemistry minor - University of Wisconsn Stevens Point.
Biol 101 General Biology
Biol 210 Principles of Genetics
Biol 233 Microbiology for Health Services
Biol 302 Cellular and Molecular Biology
Biol 333 General Microbiology
Biol 389 Immunology
Biol 490 Seminar
My research focuses on
bacterial diseases of fish, primarily those in aquaculture settings. I study
virulence mechanisms used by pathogens to gain entry and establish an infection
in a host, in addition to the immune response that hosts used to combat the
pathogens. Ultimately the knowledge gained from this work can be used to
develop effective treatments or preventions (such as vaccines) against the
disease. I have a general interest in infectious disease, whether it be
bacterial, viral, or parasitic pathogens. I find the biology behind infectious
disease fascinating. I have also become interested in how microbial
communities effect aquaculture and aquaponic systems in relation to both fish
health and nutrient cycling.
Shahin, K., F. Pirezan, M. Rogge, B. LaFrentz, R. Shrestha, M. Hildebrand, F. Lu, H. HogenEsch, and E. Soto. 2020. Development of IglC and GroEL recombinant vaccines for francisellosis in Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus. Fish and Shellfish Immunology 105:341-349.
Dubytska, L. P., M. L. Rogge, and R. Thune. 2016. Changes in pH of the Edwardsiella ictaluri Vacuole Are Required to Initiate Translocation of T3SS Effectors to the Host Cell Cytoplasm. mSphere DOI: 10.1128/mSphere.00039-16.
W. A. Baumgartner, L. Dubytska, M. L. Rogge, P. J. Mottram, and R. L. Thune. 2014. Modulation of Vacuolar pH Is Required for Replication of Edwardsiella ictaluri in Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) macrophages. Infection and Immunity 82:2329-2336.
Suanyuk, N., M. Rogge, R. Thune, M. Watthanaphiromsakul, N. Jampat, and W. Wiangkum. 2014. Mortality and Pathology of Hybrid Catfish, Clarias macrocephalus x Clarias gariepinus Associated with Edwardsiella ictaluri Infection in Southern Thailand. Journal of Fish Diseases 37:385-395.
Rogge, M. L., L. Dubytska, T. S. Jung, J. Wiles, A. A. Elkamel, A. Rennhoff, and R. L. Thune. 2013. Comparison of Vietnamese and United States Isolates of Edwardsiella ictaluri. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 106:17-29.
Hawke, J. P., M. Kent, M. Rogge, W. Baumgartner, J. Wiles, J. Shelley, L. C. Savolainen, R. Wagner, K. Murray, and T. S. Peterson. 2013. Edwardsiellosis Caused by Edwardsiella ictaluri in Laboratory Populations of Zebrafish Danio rerio. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 25:171-183.
Rogge, M. L., and R. L. Thune. 2011. Regulation of the Edwardsiella ictaluri Type III Secretion System by pH and Phosphate Concentration through EsrA, EsrB, and EsrC. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 77:4293-4302.
Thune, R. L., D. H. Fernandez, J. L. Benoit, M. Kelly-Smith, M. L. Rogge, N. J. Booth, C. A. Landry, and R. A. Bologna. 2007. Signature-Tagged Mutagenesis of Edwardsiella ictaluri Identifies Virulence-Related Genes, Including a Salmonella Pathogenicity Island 2 Class of Type III Secretion Systems. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 73:7934-7946.
Rogge, M. L., A. A. Moore, and J. E. Morris. 2003. Organic and Mixed Organic–Inorganic Fertilization of Plastic-Lined Ponds for Fingerling Walleye Culture. North American Journal of Aquaculture 65:179-190.
I was born in Chippewa Falls, WI, but have also lived in Arkansas, Iowa,
and Louisiana. I completed my undergraduate degree (BS with a Biology Major and
Chemistry Minor) at UW-Stevens Point. I then went to Ames, IA and completed a
MS in Fisheries Biology at Iowa State University. There I studied raising
fingerling walleyes in outdoor ponds at a state fish hatchery. That involved a
lot of water chemistry and invertebrate biology. After ISU, I moved to Baton
Rouge, LA and completed my Ph.D. in Veterinary Medical Sciences at Louisiana
State University School of Veterinary Medicine. At LSU I studied a particularly
nasty bacterial disease of channel catfish. That research involved a lot of
microbiology, cell biology, immunology, and molecular genetics. I have been
back at UWSP since 2012. I initially began at UWSP working as the Co-Director
of the Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility (NADF), but shortly after
arriving here, the microbiologist position opened up, and I was lucky enough to
be offered that position.
I have always enjoyed
fishing, and all my academic endeavors have involved fish but have spanned
multiple topics including fish ecology, fish husbandry, and fish health. When not working on campus,
I like spend time with my wife, kids, and dog. Outside of that, I like to fish,
hunt, do a little woodworking, and barbecue pork and beef with friends. I also
find a little time here and there to binge watch TV shows, read (mostly about
microbiology, genetics, and World War II - it's an odd mix, but I like it), and
play a video game from time to time.