The John P. Laborde Endowed Chair for Sea Grant Research and Technology Transfer enables Louisiana Sea Grant to bring highly qualified scientists to LSU to focus on marine and coastal issues critical to the state while providing those researchers with supplemental sabbatical funding. To date, eight internationally recognized researchers have been appointed to the endowed chair.
Photo: Standish Allen Jr., current Laborde Chair
Standish Allen Jr. has been named the Laborde Endowed Chair for Sea Grant Research and Technology Transfer by the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program (LSG). His appointment is through June 2013.
Allen is professor and director of the Aquaculture Genetics and Breeding Technology Center at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, in Gloucester Point, Va. He also is an adjunct professor at Rutgers University in New Jersey. He earned his doctorate in fisheries from the University of Washington in Seattle, and his Master of Science degree in zoology from the University of Maine in Orono. His B.S. in biology is from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa.