Dr. Eric Powell – New Director of the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory
Dr. Eric Powell came to GCRL from the Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory,
located at the School of Environmental and Biological Science at
Rutgers University where he was a professor. Previously serving as
director of the Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory from 1996 through
2010, Powell began his role at GCRL in September.
A native of Millbach, Pennsylvania, Powell earned both his master’s and
doctoral degrees from the University of North Carolina in 1976 and
1978, respectively. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree at the
University of Washington.
Dr. Powell is quoted as saying, “My goal is to utilize academic science
to foster job growth and economic development through the provision of
science in the management of natural resources and the promulgation of
regulations leading to resource sustainability while also sustaining and
expanding businesses supported by these resources.”
Welcome Dr. Powell!