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Harmful Algal Blooms Experts

Get to know our experts and feel free to contact us if you have more questions about harmful algal blooms (HABs)

Get to know our experts

Experts from Ohio Sea Grant, OSU Extension and other universities across Ohio are working together to solve the harmful algal bloom problem as part of a number of research projects. In addition, many are available to answer questions from the public or speak at events.

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April Ames
Assistant Professor, UT Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Toledo, OH
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Thomas B. Bridgeman
Staff Scientist, UT Lake Erie Center
Oregon, OH
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George S. Bullerjahn
Professor, BGSU Department of Biological Sciences
Bowling Green, OH
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Soryong Chae
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Biomedical, Chemical, and Environmental Engineering
Cincinnati, OH
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Justin Chaffin is the research coordinator at Stone Lab and conducts his own research on cyanobacterial blooms.

Justin D. Chaffin
Senior Researcher, Research Coordinator, Stone Laboratory
Put-in-Bay, OH
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Teresa J. Cutright
Associate Professor, UA Department of Civil Engineering
Akron, OH
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Dionysios Dionysiou
Graduate Program Director, UC Department of Biomedical, Chemical, and Environmental Engineering
Cincinnati, OH
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Isabel C. Escobar
Professor, University of Kentucky College of Engineering
Lexington, KY
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Timothy C. Haab
Professor, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC)
Columbus, OH
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Jason F. Huntley
Laboratory Director, UT Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Toledo, OH
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Dragan Isailovic
Associate Professor, UT Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Toledo, OH
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Laura Johnson
Director, National Center for Water Quality Research
Tiffin, OH
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David J. Kennedy
Assistant Professor of Medicine, UT Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Toledo, OH
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Greg LaBarge is an Extention Educator and the OSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist in Marion County working in crop production especially corn, soybean and wheat. Since 2012, he has been heavily involved in nutrient management as it relates to crop production and water quality impacts with Ohio State University Extension. The overall goal of his programming is to increase farm profitability as a means to strengthen Ohio's economy.

Greg LaBarge
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems, OSU Extension
Marion, OH
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Patrick Lawrence
Associate Dean, UT College of Arts and Letters
Toledo, OH
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Jiyoung Lee
Associate Professor, OSU College of Public Health
Columbus, OH
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John J. Lenhart
Co-Director, Ohio Water Resources Center
Columbus, OH
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G. G. Lipscomb
Department Chair, UT Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Toledo, OH
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Stuart A. Ludsin
Director, OSU Aquatic Ecology Laboratory
Columbus, OH
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Allison A. MacKay
Professor, OSU Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering
Columbus, OH
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Dr. Martin, Associate Professor in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering (FABE) at Ohio State, is an ecological engineer with expertise in both hydrology and ecosystem modeling. His research focuses on interactions between watersheds and downstream ecosystems.

Jay F. Martin
Professor, OSU Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Columbus, OH
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R. Michael L. McKay
Professor, BGSU Department of Biological Sciences
Bowling Green, OH
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Xiaozhen Mou
Associate Professor, Kent State Department of Biological Sciences
Kent, OH
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Youngwoo Seo
Associate Professor, UT Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Toledo, OH
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V. Kelly Turner
Assistant Professor, Kent State Center for Ecology & Natural Resource Sustainability
Kent, OH
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Christopher Weghorst
Associate Dean for Research, OSU College of Public Health
Columbus, OH
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Coordinates Ohio Sea Grant’s Great Lakes research with agencies and universities, as well as assists in research, curriculum development, and student recruitment at The Ohio State University‚Äôs Stone Laboratory. Earned his doctorate at Bowling Green State University, with research focusing on interaction between the native smallmouth bass and invasive round goby.

Christopher J. Winslow
Director, Ohio Sea Grant College Program
Columbus, OH614-292-8949