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Ryan McDonald, Ph.D.

The Department of Marine Biotechnology would like to congratulate Ryan McDonald for being recognized by his mentor Dr. Hal Schreier with the Outstanding Graduating PhD Student Award.

Dr. McDonald graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) on May 21 with a degree in Biological Sciences. He is currently working at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) as an Assistant Scientist in Dr. J. Sook Chung’s lab.

Salmon Aquaculture Network Project Underway

Mar 25, 2020

IMET-UMBC Faculty and Director of ARC Dr. Yonathan Zohar is the lead P.I. on the Recirculating Aquaculture Salmon Network (RAS-N). RAS-N, which was awarded a $1.2 million grant, is a national public-private partnership that brings together many partners to build capacity for land-based Atlantic salmon aquaculture in the US. At the end of 2019, the group convened in Wisconsin for their first annual meeting. In February of this year, RAS-N organized a dedicated Salmon RAS session at the Aquaculture America 2020 conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, where several partners and others presented their progress. You can read more about the project and these meetings on the Maryland SeaGrant Blog.


Dr. Colleen Burge invited to speak at UTA

Arlington, TX (October 22, 2015)Dr. Colleen Burge, an Assistant Professor at IMET, was invited to give a lecture at the University of Texas at Arlington as part of their colloquium lecture series. Dr. Burge’s lecture, titled “Host-Pathogen Interactions in a Changing Ocean”, discussed her research on diseases in sea stars and oysters, and the effects they have on the marine environment. Please watch the video above for more coverage on Dr. Burge’s lecture.


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    Science & Technology The Economist features UMBC’s revolutionary land-based aquaculture UMBC Professor Yonathan Zohar, chair of marine biotechnology, is featured in a new...
    Posted: June 13, 2016 2:39 PM
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B

    Biological Sciences
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    Posted: March 3, 2016 2:42 PM
  • WAS Aquaculture 2016

    IMET attends WAS Aquaculture 2016   Las Vegas, NV (February 26, 2016) Several members of IMET, including faculty, staff, and students, attended the World Aquaculture Society’s Aquaculture 2016...
    Posted: March 3, 2016 2:06 PM
  • Progress on Blue Fin Tuna Aquaculture

    From the Baltimore Business Journal:  At the Institute of Marine and...
    Posted: February 19, 2016 3:02 PM
  • USDA designates UMBC a Non-Land Grant College of Agriculture

    Designation coincides with new aquaculture research funding
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food Administration (NIFA) has formally awarded UMBC the designation of Non-Land Grant College of Agriculture (NLGCA). The NLGCA...
    Posted: December 3, 2015 10:03 AM
  • Chesapeake Bay Aquaculture Presents

    Chesapeake Bay aquaculture presents as many opportunities as challenges, seafood leaders say Jumping in on the oyster gold rush might seem like a quick way to make a buck, but area...
    Posted: November 23, 2015 1:24 PM
  • UMBC Researchers Raise Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

    First Time in North America
    UMBC researchers raise Atlantic bluefin tuna on land for first time in North America A team of UMBC researchers has made history by successfully raising Atlantic bluefin tuna from eggs to...
    Posted: November 23, 2015 9:27 AM
  • Dr. Colleen Burge invited to speak at UTA

    Marine Disease
      Arlington, TX (October 22, 2015) Dr. Colleen Burge, an Assistant Professor at IMET, was invited to give a lecture at the University of Texas at Arlington as part of their colloquium lecture...
    Posted: October 26, 2015 5:48 PM
  • Dr. Colleen Burge Doing Field Work in California

    IMET Summer Internship Program
    NOAA-EPP Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center (LMRCSC) IMET Summer Internship Program Each summer, the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology at the Inner Harbor...
    Posted: August 20, 2015 11:24 AM
  • NOAA' Aquaculture Visit

    NOAA visits IMET and the NAIB   Baltimore, MD (July 29, 2015) A delegation of senior staff members from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Office of...
    Posted: July 29, 2015 3:47 PM