The People at HSRL



David Bushek Director & Professor
Shellfish ecology and pathology
email | phone: (856) 785-0074 x4327


Eleanor Bochenek Director, Fisheries Cooperative Center
Recreational and commercial fisheries, fisheries management
email | phone: (609) 898-0928
Lisa Ragone Calvo Marine Scientist/Aquaculture Extension Program Coordinator
Community-based oyster restoration
email | phone: (856) 785-0074 x4302
Michael P. De Luca Director, NJAIC
email | phone: (848) 932-3474
Ximing Guo Distinguished Professor
Shellfish genetics and breeding
email | phone: (856) 785-0074 x4324
Daphne Munroe Associate Professor
Ecology of marine larvae and coastal population dynamics
email | phone: (856) 785-0074 x4325


Kathryn Ashton-Alcox Visiting Scientist
Applied oyster research, stock assessment, taphonomy
email| phone: (856) 785-0074 x4322
John Kraeuter Visiting Scientist
Aquaculture, benthos, marine/estuarine ecology
email | phone: (207) 967-3302
Norm Wainwright Visiting Scientist
Horseshoe crab conservation
email | phone: (843) 402-4920


Iris Burt Laboratory Technician
Aquaculture, bivalve parasitology
email| phone: (856) 785-0074 x4323
Jennifer Gius Laboratory Researcher IV
Fisheries ecology
email | phone: (856) 785-0074 x4333
Josh Kiernan Researcher IV and Lead Algal Culture Specialist
Algal production
email | phone: (609) 884-3139
David Jones Laboratory Researcher II and NJAIC Operations Manager
Hatchery facilities and operations, shellfish culture
email | phone: (609) 884-3139
Emily Scarpa McGurk Senior Laboratory Technician
Shellfish pathology and parasitology
email | phone: (856) 785-0074 x4320
Jason Morson Field Researcher I
Population and community ecology, stock assessment, and fisheries management
email | phone: (856) 785-0074 x4316
Matt Neuman Laboratory Researcher III and NJAIC Shellfish Husbandry Manager
Shellfish culture technician
email | phone: (609) 884-3139
Jenny Paterno Shinn Program Coordinator II
Oyster restoration and community education
email | phone: (856) 785-0074 x4313
Sam Ratcliff Laboratory Researcher III and Cape Shore Operations Manager
Hatchery facilities and operations
email | phone: (609) 463-0633
Sean Towers Laboratory Researcher II and NJAIC Hatchery Manager
Algal culture technician, nutraceutical development, research project coordination
email | phone: (609) 884-3139
Patricia Woodruff Laboratory Assistant
email | phone: (856) 785-0074 x4341 or (609) 463-0633


Michael Acquafredda Doctoral Candidate (Munroe)
Aquaculture diversification
email | phone: (732) 275-2793
Janine Barr Masters Candidate (Munroe)
Science and management of marine ecosystems
email| phone: (856) 785-0074 x4343
Sarah Borsetti Doctoral Candidate (Munroe)
Marine fisheries stock assessment & management
email| phone: (856) 785-0074 x4334
Joseph Caracappa Doctoral Candidate (Munroe)
Blue crab larval morphology
email | phone: (856) 785-0074 x4332
Emily Manuel Masters Candidate (Munroe)
Oyster larval connectivity in Delaware Bay
email | phone: (856) 785-0074 x4328
Zhenwei Wang Doctoral Candidate (Guo)
Functional genetics of bivalve development & reproduction
email | phone: (856) 785-0074 x4340
Michael Whiteside Masters Candidate (Guo)
Genetics, conservation and fisheries management
email | phone: (856) 785-0074 x4305
Heidi Yeh Doctoral Candidate (Bushek)
Microbiomes of oysters
email | phone: (856) 785-0074 x4319
Dan Zeng Doctoral Candidate (Guo)
Genetics of growth & reproduction
email | phone: (856) 785-0074 x4329


Matthew Kozak Systems Programmer/Administrator
email | phone: (856) 785-0074 x4350
Bea Vazquez Clerical Assistant
email | phone: (856) 785-0074 x4301
Angela White Department Administrator Supervisor
email | phone: (856) 785-0074 x4312


Horst Lehmann Senior Electrician/Maintenance Mechanic
email | phone: (856) 785-0074 x4307
Shaun Maguire General Maintenance
email | phone: (856) 785-0074 x4303

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