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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.


Craig Watson
813-671-5230 x107


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


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


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


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


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



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



Clayton PatmagrianClayton Patmagrian
Farm Technician


Holly QuillenHolly Quillen
Office Manager
813-671-5230 x100  



Sarah Woolley head shot (150 x 180)Sarah Woolley Hutchins



Debbie Pouder, M.Aq.
Diagnostic Lab Manager /
Coordinator, Research Programs & Services
813-671-5230 x106


Amy WoodAmy Wood
813-671-5230 x112



Graduate Students

Katie Everett
M.S.. Student 



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



Brittany Scharf
Ph.D. Student 



Olivia MarkhamOlivia Markham
M.S.. Student



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



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

On-Site Partners

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 



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



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



Elizabeth Groover
M.S., 2018




Katelyn Lawson
Ph.D., 2018




Tim Lyons
M.S., 2018




Michael Sipos
M.S., 2018




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




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




Taylor Lipscomb
Ph.D., 2020




Shane Ramee
Ph.D., 2019




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