Senior Marine Scientist I
Asst. Extension Professor, Auburn University School of Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences
As an assistant extension professor, I connect with shellfish farmers and stakeholders to identify current and emerging limitations to the industry. I communicate and transfer relevant information and technologies to farmers and consumers through a variety of means including on-site demonstrations, seminars, extension publications, social media, etc.
My research primarily addresses needs identified by the Alabama shellfish aquaculture industry and its stakeholders. My lab tests technology/practices that have the potential to alleviate challenges and bottlenecks encountered by the off-bottom oyster farming industry. As I have a strong background in microbiology, additional research interests include new and emerging shellfish diseases, harmful algal blooms, and seafood safety.