The DMB is a central part of the University System of Maryland’s Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET); DMB chair Dr. Yonathan Zohar serves as the Head of the Aquaculture Research Center (ARC) which is housed in IMET at the Colwell Center. IMET was established in July 2010 following a change within the university system that saw realignment of faculty from the former University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute’s Center of Marine Biotechnology (COMB) with partner institutions. IMET is comprised of three groups:

The Department of Marine Biotechnology at UMBC


UMCES@IMET at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences









The University of Maryland, Baltimore