The Recirculating Aquaculture Salmon Network is made up of a broad group of people, organized into the four categories below. Expand each tab to get acquainted with the team behind RAS-N.

Name: Dr. Yonathan (Yoni) Zohar
Role: Lead Principal Investigator
Affiliation: Professor and Chair of the Department of Marine Biotechnology, University of Maryland Baltimore County; Director, Aquaculture Research Center at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology

Dr. Fredrika Moser

Name: Dr. Fredrika Moser
Role: Sea Grant Leadership and Co-Lead PI
Affiliation: Director, Maryland Sea Grant

Name: Dr. James Hurley
Role: Sea Grant Leadership
Affiliation: Director, Wisconsin Sea Grant

Name: Dr. Gayle Zydlewski
Role: Sea Grant Leadership
Affiliation: Director, Maine Sea Grant

Name: Dr. William (Bill) Hubbard
Role: Sea Grant Leadership
Affiliation: State Program Leader and Assistant Director, University of Maryland Environmental, Natural Resources & Sea Grant Extension Programs

Name: Greg Fischer
Role: Co-PI
Affiliation: Assistant Director/Research Program, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility

Name: Dr. Chris Good
Role: Co-PI
Affiliation: Director of Research, The Conservation Fund Freshwater Institute

Name: John Stubblefield
Role: Co-PI
Affiliation: Research Scientist, Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology

Name: Dr. Steve Summerfelt
Role: Co-PI
Affiliation: Chief Science Officer, Superior Fresh

Name: John Stubblefield
Role: Project Coordinator
Affiliation: Research Scientist, Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology

Name: Emma Wiermaa
Role: Communications Specialist
Affiliation: Outreach Specialist, University of Wiscosin-Stevens Point Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility and Wisconsin Sea Grant

Name: Dr. Catherine (Cat) Frederick
Role: RAS-N Extension Agent
Affiliation: University of Maryland Sea Grant College Extension Program

Name: Dr. Michael Allen
Role: Financial Manager
Affiliation: Associate Director for Research and Administration, Maryland Sea Grant 

Name: Chris Bartlett
Affiliation: Extension Associate, Maine Sea Grant

Name: Jacob Bartlett
Affiliation: CEO, Whole Oceans

Name: Dr. Deborah Bouchard
Affiliation: Director, Aquaculture Research Institute, University of Maine

Name: Greg Fischer
Affiliation:  Assistant Director/Research Program, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility

Name: Adam Frederick
Affiliation: Assistant Director for Education, Maryland Sea Grant

Name: Dr. Chris Good
Affiliation: Director of Research, The Conservation Fund Freshwater Institute

Name: Brandon Gottsacker
Affiliation:  President, Superior Fresh

Name: Dr. Chris Hartleb
Affiliation: Director, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility

Name: Chris Hlubb
Affiliation: CEO, Salmo

Dr. Rosemary Jagus

Name: Dr. Rosemary Jagus
Affiliation:  Professor, Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology

Name: Bill Keleher
Affiliation: Founder and CEO, Kennebec River Biosciences

Name: Dr. Jónas Jónasson
Affiliation: Production Manager, Benchmark Genetics

Name: Dr. Scott Knoche
Affiliation: Director, Patuxent Environmental & Aquatic Research Laboratory, Morgan State University

Name: Dr. Geir Olav Melingen
Affiliation: Commercial Director, Benchmark Genetics

Name: Ole Christian Norvik
Affiliation: COO, AquaCon

Name: Brian Peterson
Affiliation: Research Leader, USDA-National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center

Dr. Allen Place

Name: Dr. Allen Place
Affiliation: Professor, Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology

Dr. Keiko Saito

Name: Dr. Keiko Saito
Affiliation: Professor, Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology

Dr. Kevin Sowers

Name: Dr. Kevin Sowers
Affiliation: Professor, Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology

Name: Dr. Steve Summerfelt
Affiliation: Chief Science Officer, Superior Fresh

Name: Jesse Trushenski
Affiliation: Director, Animal Health and Welfare, Riverence

Name: Dr. Brian Vinci
Affiliation: Director, The Conservation Fund Freshwater Institute

Name: Emma Wiermaa
Affiliation: Outreach Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility and Wisconsin Sea Grant

Dr. Ten-Tsao Wong

Name: Dr. Ten-Tsao Wong
Affiliation: Professor, Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology

Name: Dr. Steve Summerfelt
Role: Chair, Internal Steering Committee
Affiliation: Chief Science Officer, Superior Fresh

Name: Dr. Robert Iwamoto
Role: Chair, External Review Panel
Affiliation: Director of Office, Management, and Information with the Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NOAA), Retired

Name: Dr. Rick Barrows
Role: External Review Panel
Affiliation: Founder, Aquatic Feed Technologies; Former USDA nutrition scientist

Name: Danielle Blacklock
Role: External Review Panel
Affiliation: Director, Office of Aquaculture, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Name: Dr. Deborah Bouchard
Role: Internal Steering Committee
Affiliation: Director, Aquaculture Research Institute, University of Maine

Name: Greg Fischer
Role: Internal Steering Committee
Affiliation:Assistant Director/Research Program Manager, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility

Name: Adam Frederick
Role: Internal Steering Committee
Affiliation: Assistant Director for Education, Maryland Sea Grant

Name: Dr. Chris Good
Role: Internal Steering Committee
Affiliation: Director of Research, The Conservation Fund Freshwater Institute

Name: Kristin Sarri
Role: External Review Panel
Affiliation: President and CEO, National Marine Sanctuary Foundation

Name: Dr. Jesse Trushenski
Role: Internal Steering Committee
Affiliation: Director, Animal Health and Welfare, Riverence

Photo credit for header photo at top: Sara Stathas, taken at Superior Fresh.