Research Associate Tim O'Donnell talks with guests about the Cod Genome project


NOAA Employees Tour GMGI’s New Research Institute at 417 Main

With their charter to study and maintain the fisheries, Gloucester’s Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office at NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) plays an important role in the ocean community.

On February 26, we set up tripods throughout our labs – with posters describing the Cod genome, eDNA, lobster genome, disease diagnostics, sea urchin longevity -- and invited the entire NOAA staff to our facility at 417 Main for a casual lunchtime open house and a chance to discuss our work.

A range of professional NOAA employees dropped in -- from fisheries biologists to the communications department -- and engaged in discussions with our scientists. GMGI Fishery Research Associate Tim O’Donnell spoke at length with NOAA scientists about the Cod Genome Project, and others approached GMGI’s Fishery Research Scientist Tim Sullivan, PhD, with follow up questions from a presentation he gave at NOAA back in Fall of 2018. Gloucester Biotechnology Academy, a NOAA neighbor at Blackburn Center, also piqued interest as a progressive vocational training program for high school grads and with SummerSTEM courses for younger students.

GMGI will continue to host open houses where we can share our projects with local science groups. Please contact Ashley Destino to arrange a visit for your group.

NOAA staff browse GMGI materials and informative posters

NOAA staff enjoy GMGI's view of the harbor

Science Director Andrea Bodnar talks with guests in the lab

Our mission is to conduct world-class marine biotechnology research which expands the regional economy.

Gloucester Marine
Genomics Institute

417 Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

Gloucester Biotechnology

55 Blackburn Center
Gloucester, MA 01930

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