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Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory


Direct contact information, as well as links to individual pages, for faculty, staff, students, and alumni are below.  If you need assistance but do not know who to contact, visit our Contact Info page.


Matthew DiMaggio, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
813-671-5230 x115


Head shot (close-up) of Eric CassianoEric Cassiano, M.S.
Assistant Extension Scientist
813-671-5230 x109

Head shot of Angela CollinsAngela Collins, Ph.D.
Assistant Extension Scientist
813-671-5230 x115


Jeff Hill, Ph.D.
Non-native Species & Aquaculture
813-671-5230 x118

Head shot of Josh PattersonJosh Patterson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Restoration Aquaculture

Quenton Tuckett, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Scientist
Aquatic Ecology
813-671-5230 x114

Roy YanongRoy Yanong, V.M.D.
Professor & Extension Veterinarian
813-671-5230 x104


Micah Alo, M.S.
Farm Manager / Biologist
813-671-5230 x112

Maribeth Eslava

Casey Murray (head shot)Casey Murray, Ph.D.

Clayton PatmagrianClayton Patmagrian
Farm Technician

Debbie Pouder, M.Aq.
Scientific/Diagnostic Laboratory Manager
813-671-5230 x106

Holly QuillenHolly Quillen
Office Manager
813-671-5230 x100

Amy WoodAmy Wood
813-671-5230 x112


On-Site Partners

Kathleen HartmanKathleen Hartman, M.S., D.V.M., Ph.D.
Aquaculture Program Leader
USDA APHIS Veterinary Services
813-671-5230 x119

Chris Layman head shot (150 x 180)Chris Layman
USDA APHIS Wildlife Services


Head shot of Jared Zierenberg, USDA Wildlife ServicesJared Zierenberg
South Florida District Supervisor
USDA APHIS Wildlife Services
813-671-5230 x105


Graduate Students

Maggie DakinMaggie Dakin
M.S. Student



Katie EverettKatie Everett
M.S.. Student

Shelly Krueger
Ph.D. Student

Brittney Lacy - Graduate StudentBrittney Lacy
Ph.D. Student



Olivia MarkhamOlivia Markham
Ph.D. Student



Head shot of Brandon Ray, graduate  studentBrandon Ray
M.S. Student 



Head shot of Brittany ScharfBrittany Scharf
Ph.D. Student 



Shelby ThomasShelby Thomas
Ph.D. Student  




Noah Boldt (head shot)Noah Boldt
M.S., 2021



Allison Durland Donahue head shot (150 x 180)Allison Durland Donahou
Ph.D., 2020




Elizabeth Groover
M.S., 2018




Sarah Woolley head shot (150 x 180)Sarah Woolley Hutchins
M.S., 2022

Lauren Lapham head shot (150 x 180)Lauren Lapham
M.S., 2019




Katelyn Lawson
Ph.D., 2018




Taylor Lipscomb
Ph.D., 2020




Tim Lyons
M.S., 2018




Shane Ramee
Ph.D., 2019




Michael Sipos
M.S., 2018




Grace Sowaske head shot (150 x 180)Grace Sowaske
M.S., 2020



Head shot of Elizabeth Walsh, graduate studentElizabeth Walsh
M.S., 2023