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Brian CallumBrian Callam, Ph.D.

Director, Grand Isle Oyster Research Lab
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Callam has extensive experience working with triploid oysters, stemming back to his master’s degree work in Virginia. While at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, he held positions as an oyster restoration assistant, a field and hatchery technician and ultimately a graduate research assistant. In 2014, he arrived in coastal Louisiana to begin his PhD work and work as a research associate at the Oyster Lab. He completed his doctoral program in 2018 and served as the lab’s breeding and research manager until his appointment as director.


Olivia Maggiacomo

Research Associate 1


Virginia Morejon

Research Associate 1