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The Aquatic Diagnostic Laboratory (ADL) Team:

The Aquatic Diagnostic Laboratory is directed by Roxanna Smolowitz, DVM and her Technician Kathryn R. Markey, MS. The ADL team focuses on grant funded research projects and disease diagnosis for local aquaculturists or researchers.  

Throughout the academic year and summer time students at RWU in the ADL actively participate in grant funded and independent research projects along with assisting in disease diagnostic procedures. Many students start in the lab as freshman or sophomores, as either work study (paid) students or volunteers, and by their Junior or Senior year take on research projects which often become senior thesis or credit based research projects. 

ADL field sampling for clams