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Aquaculture Research Institute

Physical Address:
799 Poultry Hill Way
Moscow, ID  83844

Phone: 208-885-5830
aqua@uidaho.edu

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2260
Moscow, Idaho  83844-2260

Directions

Hagerman Fish Culture Experiment Station

Physical Address:
3059 Natl Fish Hatchery Rd # F
Hagerman, ID  83332

Phone: 208-837-9096
aqua@uidaho.edu

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The Aquaculture Research Institute (ARI) was established in 1988 to provide a focus for aquaculture research at the University of Idaho.

Aquaculture is a highly diverse activity involving food production, fisheries enhancement and fisheries stock restoration. Thus, it touches a wide array of scientific disciplines. The purpose of institutes is to facilitate research and education across scientific disciplines. ARI activities are thus inter-disciplinary in nature, involving several departments and colleges across the university.

ARI is a strong proponent of collaborative research. ARI has formal collaborative research agreements with the USDA’s Agriculture Research Service and with the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission. Both entities have scientists and staff in residence at ARI’s Hagerman Fish Culture Experiment Station, located in south-central Idaho near the center of the U.S. trout industry.

Meet Our People

Ronald Hardy, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Aquaculture Research Institute
Location: Hagerman Fish Culture Experiment Station, Idaho
208-837-9096 ext 1105
rhardy@uidaho.edu

Kenneth Cain, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Director of the Aquaculture Research Institute
Location: University of Idaho Campus, Moscow
208-885-7608
kcain@uidaho.edu

Matt Powell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor/Associate Director, Aquaculture Research Institute
Location: Hagerman Fish Culture Experiment Station, Idaho
208-837-9096 ext 1102
mpowell@uidaho.edu

Gary Fornshell
Aquaculture Extension Educator
Specialty Areas of Interest: Aquaculture, Aquaculture education, Outreach
Location: UI Extension, Twin Falls, Idaho
208-734-9590
gafornsh@uidaho.edu

Ed Galindo, Ph.D.
Adjunct Faculty
208-885-5871
edg@uidaho.edu

Rick Barrows, Ph.D.
Adjunct Faculty, Research Physiologist, USDA/Agricultural Research Service (ARS)
Location: Fish Technology Center, Bozeman, Montana
406-994-9909
rick.barrows.usda.gov

Shawn Narum, Ph.D.
Adjunct Faculty, Lead Geneticist, Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission
Location: Hagerman Lab, Idaho
208-837-9096 ext 1120
nars@critfc.org

Ken Overturf, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor, Fish Geneticist, Agriculture Research Service
Location: USDA, Agriculture Research Service, Hagerman Lab
208-837-9096 ext 1104
ken.overturf@ars.usda.gov

Gordon Murdoch, Ph.D.
Affiliate Faculty, Animal Physiologist, Department of Animal and Vet Science
Location: Animal Vet Science, Biotech 309, Moscow, Idaho
208-885-7370

James Nagler, Ph.D.
Affiliate Faculty, Department Chair, Biological Sciences
Location: LSS 522, Moscow, Idaho
208-885-7280
jamesn@uidaho.edu

Ronald J. Roberts, Ph.D., DVM
Distinguished Visiting Professor of Animal & Veterinary Sciences

Michael Becerra, Research Technician
Office: Hagerman Lab, Idaho, Agriculture Research Service
208-837-9096 ext 1141
michael.becerra@ars.usda.gov

Jason Abernathy, Postdoctoral Fellow
Office: Hagerman Fish Culture Experiment Station, Hagerman, Idaho
208-837-9096 ext 1106
jason.abernathy@ars.usda.gov

Tracy Brown, Financial Technician
Office:Hagerman Fish Culture Experiment Station
208-837-9096 Ext 1101
tracyb@uidaho.edu

Nate Campbell, Conservation Geneticist
Office: Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission, Hagerman Lab, Idaho
208-837-9096 ext 1128
camn@critfc.org

Jana Cole, Administrative Financial Specialist
Office: Hagerman Fish Culture Experiment Station, Idaho
208-837-9096 ext 1115
janac@uidaho.edu

Joe Evavold, Fisheries Research Technician
Office: University of Idaho campus, Moscow, Idaho, Poultry Hill
208-885-7860
joee@uidaho.edu

Karen Frank, Fisheries Technician
Office: USDA, Trout/Grain Program, Hagerman Lab, Idaho
208-837-9096 ext 1126
karen.frank@ars.usda.gov

Eli Gough, Hatchery Hatchery Operations Manager
Office: Hagerman Fish Culture Experimental Station, Idaho
208-837-9096 ext
elig@uidaho.edu

Stephanie Harmon, Laboratory Technician
Office: Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission, Hagerman Lab, Idaho
208-837-9096 ext 1123
hars@critfc.org

Ben Hecht, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Office: Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission, Hagerman Lab, Idaho
208-837-9096 ext 1127
hecb@critfc.org

Jon Hess, Ph.D., Conservation Geneticist
Office: Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission, Hagerman Lab, Idaho
208-837-9096 ext 1107
hesj@critfc.org

Maureen Hess, M.S., Geneticist
Office: Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission, Hagerman Lab, Idaho
208-837-9096 ext 1117
messm@crtifc.com

Carol Hoffman, Research Specialist
Office: Hagerman Fish Culture Experiment Station, Hagerman, Idaho
208-837-9096 ext 1124
choffman@uidaho.edu

Nick Hoffman, Genetics Lab Technician
Office: Hagerman Fish Culture Experiment Station, Idaho
208-837-9096 ext 1138
hofn@critfc.org

Travis Jacobson, Lab Technician
Office: Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission, Hagerman Lab, Idaho
208-837-9096 ext 1147
jact@critfc.org

Vanessa Jacobson, Fisheries Technician
Office: Columbia Intertribal Fish Commission, Hagerman Lab, Idaho
208-837-9096 ext 1125
morv@critfc.org

Joy Lunsford, Clerical Assistant
Office: University of Idaho campus, Moscow, Poutry Hill
208-885-5830
joyl@uidaho.edu

Amanda Matala, Laboratory Technician
Office: Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission, Hagerman, Idaho
208-837-9096 ext 1132
mata@critfc.org

Andrew Matala, M.S., Conservation Geneticist
Office: Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission, Hagerman Lab, Idaho
208-837-9096 ext 1111
mata@critfc.com

Lori Maxwell, Laboratory Technician
Office: Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission, Hagerman Lab, Idaho
208-837-9096 ext 1137
maxl@critfc.org

Megan Moore, Laboratory Technician
Office: Columnbia River Intertribal Fish Commission, Hagerman Lab, Idaho
208-837-9096 ext 1130
mmore@critfc.com

Biswamitra Patro, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Office: Hagerman Fish Culture Experiment Station
208-837-9096 Ext 1112
bpatro@uidaho.edu

Jeff Stephenson, M.S., Lab Equipment Manager
Office: Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission, Hagerman Lab, Idaho
208-837-9096 ext 1121
stej@critfc.org

Sharla Smith, Hatchery Technician
Office: Hagerman Fish Culture Experiment Station, Idaho
208-837-9096 ext 1134
sharlas@uidaho.edu

Lorrie Van Tassel, Hatchery Technician
Office: Hagerman Fish Culture Experiment Station, Idaho
208-837-9096 ext 1131
lorrie.vantassel@ars.gov

Tom Welker, Scientist
Office: Hagerman Fish Culture Experiement Station, Idaho
208-837-9096 ext 1109
thomas.welker.usda.gov

Scott Williams, M.S., Fish Hatchery Manager
Office: Unversity of Idaho campus, Coldwater Wet Laboratory, Moscow
208-885-5706
scottrw@uidaho.edu

Andreas Brezas, Ph.D. Candidate, Animal physiology
Major Professor: Dr. Ron Hardy
Office: Hagerman Fish Culture Experiment Station, Idaho
208-837-9096 ext 1113
abrezas@hotmail.com

Alejandro Villasante, Ph.D. Candidate, Fish Physiology
Major Professor: Dr. Ron Hardy
Office: Hagerman Fish Culture Experiment Station, Idaho
208-837-9096 ext 1113
vill0378@vandals.uidaho.edu

Marc Terrazas, Masters Student, Fish Health
Major Professor: Dr. Kenneth Cain
Office:College of Natural Resources, Moscow
marc.terrazas@gmail.com

Patrick Blaufuss, Doctoral Student, Fish Physiology
Major Professor: Dr. Matt Powell
College of Agricultural and Life Science
pblaufuss@uidaho.edu

Tracy Kennedy, Master's student in fish genetics
Major Professor: Dr. Matt Powell
College of Natural Resources
kenn8710@vandals.uidaho.edu

Contact Us

Aquaculture Research Institute

Physical Address:
799 Poultry Hill Way
Moscow, ID  83844

Phone: 208-885-5830
aqua@uidaho.edu

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2260
Moscow, Idaho  83844-2260

Directions

Hagerman Fish Culture Experiment Station

Physical Address:
3059 Natl Fish Hatchery Rd # F
Hagerman, ID  83332

Phone: 208-837-9096
aqua@uidaho.edu

Map

Contact Us

Aquaculture Research Institute

Physical Address:
799 Poultry Hill Way
Moscow, ID  83844

Phone: 208-885-5830
aqua@uidaho.edu

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2260
Moscow, Idaho  83844-2260

Directions

Hagerman Fish Culture Experiment Station

Physical Address:
3059 Natl Fish Hatchery Rd # F
Hagerman, ID  83332

Phone: 208-837-9096
aqua@uidaho.edu

Map