Department Head

Department Head
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Christina DeWitt
Director and Professor - OSU Seafood Research & Education Center; Interim Director - Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station
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My research interests are focused on efforts that improve seafood utilization, quality and safety. Particularly with regard to understanding how injection/marinade and high pressure processes can be used to enhance fresh product quality while minimizing impacts on nutritional value and safety...

Faculty

Faculty
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C Scott Baker
Professor & Associate Director
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Scott Baker is broadly interested in the evolutionary and ecological pattern and process in whales and dolphins, including their abundance, population structure, genetic diversity and systematic relationships. Scott is particularly interested in projects that bring together both molecular and...

Michael Banks
Professor & Director of CIMRS
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Michael's research and teaching interests center on the application of population genetic principles towards furthering basic knowledge and understanding of marine population processes. Broadly, he's interested in genetic characterization of natural populations, fishery subjects and...

Taylor Chapple
Assistant Professor
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Research Areas: Sharks, marine predators, animal movements, biologging and energetics.

Taylor’s research has primarily focused on large marine predators, most notably sharks. His background is...

Steven Dundas
Assistant Professor
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Fields: Environmental and resource economics, non-market valuation, coastal ecosystem services, climate change adaptation, and policy evaluation.

Angela Hunt
Senior Faculty Research Assistant II
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Research Areas: Value-added fish protein R&D; Surimi and surimi seafood; Ingredient formulation testing; and Texture analysis.

Angee Hunt began working for Dr. Park as a Research Assistant at the OSU Seafood Lab in 1997. She was promoted to Senior Faculty...

Jung Kwon
Assistant Professor
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Kwon Lab (Nutritional Pharmacology Lab) studies biological effects and functions of natural molecules derived from diverse marine species at cellular and physiological levels. Research interest includes identifying marine-derived bioactive compounds with metabolic regulatory effect, anti-...

Christopher Langdon
Professor
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Research Areas: Aquaculture; nutrition of oysters and other bivalves; microencapsulation; polyculture of abalone; genetic selection of oysters.

Chris’s research is broadly interested in aquaculture of oysters and other bivalves, and of sea vegetables such as dulse....

Jessica Miller
Professor
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Research Areas: Marine ecology, fisheries science, otolith chemistry, mixing and migration, early life history

My research focuses on advancing our ecological and evolutionary understanding of marine and anadromous species and contributing to management and...

Kathleen O Malley
Associate Professor, State Fisheries Geneticist
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Research Areas: Fisheries genetics and genomics, fisheries conservation and management.

My lab conducts fisheries genetics research to address the science and management needs of the Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station and the Oregon Department of Fish and...

Jae Park
Professor
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Research Areas: Surimi and Surimi Seafood; Fish Proteins; Seafood Processing; By-product Utilization

Dr. Park has devoted his entire professional career to surimi research and education. Since 1992, he has distinguished himself internationally as the renowned...

David Sampson
Professor Emeritus
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Research Areas: Fishery stock assessment and management; development and testing of stock assessment methods; models of fishermen's behavior (e.g., fishing operations such as gear and fishing location choice).

Since August 1990, David has worked at the Hatfield...

Gilbert Sylvia
Professor Emeritus
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Research Areas: Fishery and aquaculture management and policy, seafood marketing, and bioeconomic modeling

Will White
Assistant Professor
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Research Areas: Population dynamics, nearshore fisheries oceanography, marine protected areas, adaptive management, ecological forecasting, climate change effects on fisheries, ecological statistics Will’s research links mathematical models and empirical data...