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Dr Matthew Perrott

Senior Lecturer

School of Veterinary Science

Biographical Information:

Graduated BVSc Massey (1986), PhD Massey (1999)

Broad clinical and geographic experience with domestic species and wildlife. Trend is toward investigation of infectious and epidemic disease in large populations. The most recent and large scale endeavour has been into vertebral deformity syndromes of farmed  King Salmon. 

•NZ: Viruses of possums – Ph.D (1995-00)

•UK: Foot and Mouth Disease epidemic (2001)

•USA: Chronic Wasting Disease of deer and elk (2001–06)

•AUST: Infectious diseases of poultry (2007-08)

: Husbandry problems of poultry (2007-08)

•NZ: Diagnostic service support – histology (2008-).

: Aetiology of Wobbly possum disease

: Papillomavirus carriage in the mouths of NZ women, In relation to prevention of cervical cancer and HNSCC

: Immunohistochemistry in relation of enzyme replacement therapy for lysosomal storage diseases. 

: Immunohistochemistry in relation to cancer diagnostics. Companion animal models of human oncology.  Teaching and diagnostic development 

       For example, mammary gland tumours, Melanoma, Mast cell tumours, mesenchymal (soft tissue) sarcomas.  

: In situ hybridization is relation to identifying the nucleic acid sequences of infectious agents in possums and oysters

: Radiography of salmon in relation to vertebral deformity

: Histopathology of salmon in relation to vertebral deformity

: Biochemical analysis of salmon tissue (collagen) in relation to vertebral deformity. 

Current teaching portfolio:

  • Histology, histotechnology, immunohistochemistry.
  • Cardiovascular physiology
  • Slide-based research methods for post-graduates

Medical laboratory science: Histological technique.

BVSc: Aquaculture and Aquaculture special topic (BVSc 5)

Massey trained, broadly experienced veterinary scientist and active academic, based at the Turitea campus, I have developed expertise in histology and histotechnology. Training undergraduates for the medical laboratory workforce and managing a histology laboratory has further broadened my engagement with medical sector diagnostics and its support.  I have a proactive approach to teaching and curriculum development. It is fortunate that histology lends itself to digital delivery and that my cardiovascular physiology teaching is also well supported by innovative methods. I also teach fish anatomy,  aquaria and aquaculture modules to vet students, which aligns with my research.   

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 85191
    Location: 7.13, SoVS
    Campus: Turitea

Research Expertise

Research Interests

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Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being, Future Food Systems

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000): Aquaculture (070401): Fish Pests and Diseases (070404): Fish Physiology and Genetics (070405): Fisheries Sciences (070400): Veterinary Immunology (070705): Veterinary Pathology (070709): Veterinary Sciences (070700): Veterinary Virology (070712)

Keywords

Slide based technology. Immunohistochemistry.

Possum virology. Infectious agents in populations.  Aquaculture.

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 4
Team Member 0 2

Research Outputs

Journal

He, Y., Munday, JS., Perrott, M., Wang, G., & Liu, X. (2019). Association of Age with the Expression of Hypoxia-Inducible Factors HIF-1 alpha, HIF-2 alpha, HIF-3 alpha and VEGF in Lung and Heart of Tibetan Sheep. ANIMALS. 9(9)
[Journal article]Authored by: Munday, J., Perrott, M.
De Clercq, A., Perrott, MR., Davie, PS., Preece, MA., Owen, MAG., Huysseune, A., . . . Witten, PE. (2018). Temperature sensitive regions of the Chinook salmon vertebral column: Vestiges and meristic variation. Journal of Morphology. 279(9), 1301-1311
[Journal article]Authored by: Perrott, M.
Giles, J., Perrott, M., Roe, W., Shrestha, K., Aberdein, D., Morel, P., . . . Dunowska, M. (2018). Viral RNA load and histological changes in tissues following experimental infection with an arterivirus of possums (wobbly possum disease virus). Virology. 522, 73-80
[Journal article]Authored by: Aberdein, D., Dunowska, M., Perrott, M., Roe, W.
Davie, PS., Walker, SP., Perrott, MR., Symonds, JE., Preece, M., De Clercq, A., . . . Munday, JS. (2018). Vertebral abnormalities in free-living Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, Walbaum) in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. 52(3), 444-456
[Journal article]Authored by: Munday, J., Perrott, M.
Munday, JS., Perrott, MR., Symonds, JE., Walker, SP., Preece, MA., & Davie, PS. (2018). Prevalence of spinal abnormalities in Chinook salmon smolt and influence of early rearing temperature and growth rates. Journal of Fish Diseases. 41(7), 1111-1116
[Journal article]Authored by: Munday, J., Perrott, M.
De Clercq, A., Perrott, MR., Davie, PS., Preece, MA., Huysseune, A., & Witten, PE. (2018). The external phenotype–skeleton link in post-hatch farmed Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). Journal of Fish Diseases. 41(3), 511-527
[Journal article]Authored by: Perrott, M.
Clercq, A., Perrott, MRF., Davie, P., Preece, M., Huysseune, A., & Written, P. (2017). The external phenotype-skeleton link in post-hatch farmed chinook salmon (oncorhynchus tshawytscha). Journal of Fish Diseases.
[Journal article]Authored by: Perrott, M.
De Clercq, A., Perrott, MR., Davie, PS., Preece, MA., Wybourne, B., Ruff, N., . . . Witten, PE. (2017). Vertebral column regionalisation in Chinook salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha. Journal of Anatomy. 231(4), 500-514
[Journal article]Authored by: Perrott, M.
Bueno, R., Perrott, M., Dunowska, M., Brosnahan, C., & Johnston, C. (2016). In situ hybridization and histopathological observations during ostreid herpesvirus-1-associated mortalities in Pacific oysters Crassostrea gigas. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 122(1), 43-55
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M., Perrott, M.
Munday, JS., Perrott, MR., Symonds, JE., Walker, SP., Lovett, B., Preece, MA., . . . Davie, PS. (2016). Unilateral perivertebral fibrosis associated with lordosis, kyphosis and scoliosis (LKS) in farmed Chinook salmon in New Zealand. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 121(3), 211-221
[Journal article]Authored by: Munday, J., Perrott, M.
Giles, J., Perrott, M., Roe, W., & Dunowska, M. (2016). The aetiology of wobbly possum disease: Reproduction of the disease with purified nidovirus. Virology. 491, 20-26
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M., Perrott, M., Roe, W.
Lucas-Roxburgh, R., Benschop, J., Dunowska, M., & Robert Perrott, M. (2015). Prevalence of human papillomaviruses in the mouths of New Zealand women. New Zealand Medical Journal. 128(1422), 45-52
[Journal article]Authored by: Benschop, J., Dunowska, M., Perrott, M.
Murphy, S., Perrott, MRF., McVee, J., Read, FL., & Stickin, KA. (2015). Deposition of growth layer groups in dentine tissue of captive common dolphins Delphinus delphis. NAMMCO Scientific Publications. 10, Retrieved from http://septentrio.uit.no/
[Journal article]Authored by: Perrott, M.
Giles, JC., Perrott, MR., & Dunowska, M. (2015). Primary possum macrophage cultures support the growth of a nidovirus associated with wobbly possum disease. Journal of Virological Methods. 222, 66-71
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M., Perrott, M.
Dunowska, M., Gopakumar, G., Perrott, MR., Kendall, AT., Waropastrakul, S., Hartley, CA., . . . Carslake, HB. (2015). Virological and serological investigation of Equid herpesvirus 1 infection in New Zealand. Veterinary Microbiology. 176(3-4), 219-228
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M., Perrott, M.
Dunowska, M. (2014). Erratum to Re: Development of real-time reverse transcription PCR assay for detection of a novel nidovirus associated with a neurological disease of the Australian brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) (New Zealand Veterinary Journal, (2013), 61, (289-291)). New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 62(5), 307
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M., Perrott, M.
Dunowska, M., Zheng, T., Perrott, MR., & Christensen, N. (2013). A survey of avian paramyxovirus type 1 infections among backyard poultry in New Zealand. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 61(6), 316-322
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M., Perrott, M.
Dunowska, M., Gopakumar, G., & Perrott, MR. (2013). Development of a real-time reverse transcription PCR assay for detection of a novel nidovirus associated with a neurological disease of the Australian brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula). New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 61(5), 286-291
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M., Perrott, M.
Perrott, MR., Sigurdson, CJ., Mason, GL., & Hoover, EA. (2013). Mucosal transmission and pathogenesis of chronic wasting disease in ferrets. Journal of General Virology. 94(PART2), 432-442
[Journal article]Authored by: Perrott, M.
Perrott, MR., Sigurdson, CJ., Mason, GL., & Hoover, EA. (2012). Evidence for distinct chronic wasting disease (CWD) strains in experimental CWD in ferrets. Journal of General Virology. 93(1), 212-221
[Journal article]Authored by: Perrott, M.
Dunowska, M., Biggs, PJ., Zheng, T., & Perrott, MR. (2012). Identification of a novel nidovirus associated with a neurological disease of the Australian brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula). Veterinary Microbiology. 156(3-4), 418-424
[Journal article]Authored by: Biggs, P., Dunowska, M., Perrott, M.
Jolly, RD., Marshall, NR., Perrott, MR., Dittmer, KE., Hemsley, KM., & Beard, H. (2011). Intracisternal enzyme replacement therapy in lysosomal storage diseases: Routes of absorption into brain. Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology. 37(4), 414-422
[Journal article]Authored by: Dittmer, K., Perrott, M.
Sigurdson, CJ., Mathiason, CK., Perrott, MR., Eliason, GA., Spraker, TR., Glatzel, M., . . . Hoover, EA. (2008). Experimental Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in the Ferret. Journal of Comparative Pathology. 138(4), 189-196
[Journal article]Authored by: Perrott, M.
Kurt, TD., Perrott, MR., Wilusz, CJ., Wilusz, J., Supattapone, S., Telling, GC., . . . Hoover, EA. (2007). Efficient in vitro amplification of chronic wasting disease PrP <sup>RES</sup>. Journal of Virology. 81(17), 9605-9608
[Journal article]Authored by: Perrott, M.
Allen, TE., Sherrill, KJ., Crispell, SM., Perrott, MR., Carlson, JO., & DeMartini, JC. (2002). The jaagsiekte sheep retrovirus envelope gene induces transformation of the avian fibroblast cell line DF-1 but does not require a conserved SH2 binding domain. Journal of General Virology. 83(11), 2733-2742
[Journal article]Authored by: Perrott, M.
Perrott, MRF., & Meers, J. (2000). Routes of transmission of wobbly possum disease. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 48(1), 3-8
[Journal article]Authored by: Perrott, M.
Perrott, MRF., Meers, J., Cooke, MM., & Wilks, CR. (2000). A neurological syndrome in a free-living population of possums (trichosurus vulpecula). New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 48(1), 9-15
[Journal article]Authored by: Perrott, M.
Perrott, MRF., Meers, J., Greening, GE., Farmer, SE., Lugton, IW., & Wilks, CR. (2000). A new papillomavirus of possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) associated with typical wart-like papillomas. Archives of Virology. 145(6), 1247-1255
[Journal article]Authored by: Perrott, M.

Report

Perrott, MRF., Davie, PS., & Munday, JS.(2015). The histology of vertebral deformity in farmed King salmon in New Zealand: Technical Report to the Salmon Improvement Group (SIG)..
[Technical Report]Authored by: Munday, J., Perrott, M.
Davie, PS., Perrott, MR., Symonds, JE., & Walker, S.(2015). Diagnostic method development for vertebral deformity in farmed King salmon in New Zealand. Final report and milestone 17 for the Salmon Improvement group (SIG)..
[Technical Report]Authored by: Perrott, M.Contributed to by: Perrott, M.
Perrott, MRF., Davie, PS., Symonds, JE., & Munday, JS.(2015). Case Definitions for vertebral deformity in farmed king salmon: Final Report and milestone 18 for Salmon Improvement Group (SIG)..
[Technical Report]Authored by: Munday, J., Perrott, M.

Conference

Davie, PS., Walker, SP., Perrott, MR., Symonds, JE., Preece, M., Lovett, BA., . . . Munday, JS.Vertebral fusions in farmed Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) in New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Munday, J., Perrott, M.
Perrott, MR., Symonds, JE., Walker, SJ., Hely, FS., & Davie, PS. (2015). Prevalence of skeletal deformity in farmed Chinook salmon (Onchorynchus tshawytscha) in New Zealand. , Interdisciplinary Approaches to Fish Skeletal Biology
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Perrott, M.
De Clercq, AI., Perrott, MR., Davie, PS., Huysseune, A., & Witten, PE. (2015). Cryptic vertebral column deformities in fast growing larval Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha).. Poster session presented at the meeting of Interdisciplinary Approaches in Fish Skeletal Biology. Tavira, Portugal
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Perrott, M.Contributed to by: Perrott, M.
De Clercq, AI., Huysseune, A., Shkil, FN., Perrott, MR., Davie, PS., Woltmann, I., . . . Witten, PE. (2015, April). Implications of meristic variation in the vertebral column of zebrafish. Presented at Interdisciplinary Approaches to Fish Skeletal Biology. Tavira, Portugal.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Perrott, M.Contributed to by: Perrott, M.
Perrott, MR., Symonds, JE., Walker, SJ., Hely, FS., Wybourne, B., & Davie, PS. (2015, April). Prevalence of skeletal deformity in farmed Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) in New Zealand. Presented at Interdisciplinary Approaches in Fish Skeletal Biology - 4th Meeting. Tavira, Portugal.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Perrott, M.
Dunowska, M., Giles, J., Perrott, M., Hoogendoorn, E., & Gorbalenya, A. (2014). The mystery of a wobbly possum disease: identification of a novel nidovirus with the highly divergent terminal coding regions as the causative agent. Poster session presented at the meeting of 13th International Nidovirus Symposium. Salamanca, Spain
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Dunowska, M., Perrott, M.
Dunowska, M., Giles, J., Perrott, M., Gopakumar, G., & Roe, W. (2013). The enigma of a wobbly possum - update on recent developments. (pp. 28 - 28). , Australasian Virology Society Meeting
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Dunowska, M., Perrott, M., Roe, W.
Laven, LJ., Laven, RA., Perrott, M., Lopez-Villalobos, N., & Parkinson, TJ. (2013). Morphometric analysis of blood vessel architecture in histological sections of the bovine claw - method and preliminary findings. : 17th International Symposium and 9th International Conference on Lameness in Ruminants
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Laven, R., Laven, L., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Perrott, M.
Laven, L., Laven, R., Perrott, M., Lopez-Villalobos, N., & Parkinson, T. (2013). Morphometric analysis of blood vessel architecture in histological sections of the bovine claw: Method and preliminary findings. In Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium and 9th International Conference on Lameness in Ruminants: Lameness in Ruminants(pp. 239 - 240). , 17th International Symposium and 9th International Conference on Lameness in Ruminants: Lameness in Ruminants: Past, Present and Future United Kingdom: Bristol Veterinary School, University of Bristol
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Laven, R., Laven, L., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Perrott, M.
Laven, L., Laven, R., Perrott, M., Lopez-Villalobos, N., & Parkinson, T. (2013, August). Morphometric analysis of blood vessel architecture in histological sections of the bovine claw: Method and preliminary findings. Presented at 17th International Symposium and 9th International Conference on Lameness in Ruminants: Lameness in Ruminants: Past, Present and Future. Bristol, United Kingdom.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Laven, R., Laven, L., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Perrott, M.
Bueno, R., Perrott, M., Dunowska, M., Brosnahan, C., & Johnston, C. (2012). Demonstration of OsHV-1 infection in New Zealand pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas) by In situ Hybridization. , 2nd Molecular Diagnostics Workshop New Zealand: National Centre for Biosecurity and Infectious Diseases
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Dunowska, M., Perrott, M.
Dunowska, M., Biggs, PJ., Perrott, M., Giles, J., & Zheng, T. (2012). What makes the possums wobbly?. In Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences [IVABS] Research Colloquium: Programme and Abstracts(pp. 4 - 4). , Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences [IVABS] Research Colloquium New Zealand: Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Massey University
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Biggs, P., Dunowska, M., Perrott, M.
Dunowska, M., Biggs, PJ., & Perrott, M. (2012, September). Genomic characterisation of a new nidovirus associated with a neurological disease of possums. Presented at IX International Congress of Veterinary Virology and joint meeting with the European Society of Clinical Virology [ESVV 2012]: One world, One Health, One Virology. Madrid, Spain.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Biggs, P., Dunowska, M., Perrott, M.
Giles, J., Dunowska, M., & Perrott, M. (2012, October). In-vitro culture o the putative wobbly possum disease virus. Presented at First Infectious Disease Research Centre [IDReC] Science Symposium. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Dunowska, M., Perrott, M.
Giles, J., Dunowska, M., & Perrott, M. (2012). In-vitro culture of the putative wobbly possum disease virus. In First Infectious Disease Research Centre (IDReC) Science Symposium- Delegate Handbook(pp. 52 - 52). , First Infectious Disease Research Centre (IDReC) Science Symposium Palmerston North, New Zealand: Infectious Disease Research Centre, Massey University
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Dunowska, M., Perrott, M.
Dunowska, M., Biggs, PJ., & Perrott, M. (2012). Genomic characterisation of a new nidovirus associated with a neurological disease of possums. In Final Program and Abstract Book- IX International Congress of Veterinary Virology and joint meeting with the European Society of Clinical Virology (ESVV 2012)(pp. 71 - 71). , IX International Congress of Veterinary Virology and joint meeting with the European Society of Clinical Virology [ESVV 2012]: One world, One Health, One Virology Spain: European Society for Veterinary Virology
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Biggs, P., Dunowska, M., Perrott, M.
Dunowska, M., Biggs, PJ., Zheng, T., & Perrott, MR. (2011). Identification of a novel nidovirus associated with a neurological disease of the Australian brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula). In Veterinary Microbiology
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Biggs, P., Dunowska, M., Perrott, M.
Dunowska, M., Biggs, PJ., Zheng, T., & Perrott, MRF. (2011, December). Indentification of a novel nidovirus associated with a neurological disease of the Australian brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula). Presented at 6th Australasian Virology Society Meeting. Kingscliff, New South Wales, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Biggs, P., Dunowska, M., Perrott, M.
Perrott, M., Dunowska, M., Davie, P., & Johnston, C.(2011, July 5). Development of tissue array based in situ hybridization (ISH) for the detection of viruses in formalin fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissue archives. , 1st Fisheries Research and Development Corporation Australasian Aquatic Animal Health Scientific Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Dunowska, M., Perrott, M.
Perrott, M., Sigurdson, C., Mason, G., & Hoover, E. (2009). Evidence for strain-like phenomena in experimental chronic wasting disease (CWD) in ferrets. Poster session presented at the meeting of 5th Australian Virology Group Meeting. Lorne, Victoria, Australia
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Perrott, M.
Perrott, M., Sigurdson, C., Mason, G., & Hoover, E. (2009). Transmission phenomena in a ferret model of chronic wasting disease (CWD). Poster session presented at the meeting of 5th Australian Virology Group Meeting. Lorne, Victoria, Australia
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Perrott, M.

Other

Dunowska, M., Giles, J., Perrott, M., Gopakumar, G., & Roe, W. (2013, November). The enigma of a wobbly possum – an overview of recent developments. In IVABS Research Colloquium. Presented at Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Dunowska, M., Perrott, M., Roe, W.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 0 1
Co-supervisor 0 1

Teaching

Medical laboratory science. Histotechnology

Courses Coordinated

  • 202.473 Advanced Histological Technique

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2018 - Adelbert De Clercq - Doctor of Philosophy
    The effect of incubation temperature on early malformation, regionalisation and meristic characters of the vertebral column in farmed Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2018 - Julia Giles - Doctor of Philosophy
    Characterization of the putative wobbly possum disease virus

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