Research interests include environmental pathology, infectious diseases and toxicology of aquatic organisms. Specific emphasis is placed on application of aquatic models for environmental and public health studies, and the effects of contaminant and water quality stressors on host/pathogen interactions.
Current research projects focus on seafood safety in the Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and Gulf restoration and community-based science. Additional interests include low-level outcomes of environmental exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals, behavioral toxicology, aquaculture-based protein production in Haiti, and discerning environmental reservoirs for non-tuberculous mycobacteria in Florida waterways. Kane teaches courses in Aquatic Systems and Environmental Health, and Scientific Communications.