Matt Hawkyard has a long history with the Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station. He began his career in Chris Langdon’s lab as a MS student in 2007(!), earned his Ph.D. in 2016, and worked tirelessly as a research associate until 2021. Matt made great contributions in the areas of micro-encapsulated particulate larval diets for use in finfish aquaculture and disease control in finfish aquaculture. In addition, Matt demonstrated increasing leadership on transdisciplinary aquaculture projects at Oregon State University, including serving on the OSU Aquaculture committee and working on the Oregon Aquaculture Explorer project with the OSU Institute of Natural Resources.
Matt’s accomplishments at OSU have paved the way for him to continue his success as Assistant Extension Professor and Finfish Nutrition Specialist at the University of Maine’s Aquaculture Research Institute. He’ll be increasing his knowledge of salmon nutrition in his new position, but also looks forward to having the flexibility to pursue his own research interests.
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