May 3, 2019
IMET had another great year during 2018! Many of our successes stem from our supportive community of collaborators, donors, and members of the public. A partnership with United Way of Central Maryland and McCormick made it possible to grow 3,600 pounds of fish to serve to food-insecure residents of Baltimore. The generosity of Jim Albrecht helped to fund our first IMET student fellow. A gift from Mike and Trish Davis and friends helped us make excellent progress in sequencing the blue crab’s genome. Continued support from the G. Unger Vetlesen Foundation fueled innovative work in our laboratories, and the Ratcliffe Foundation funded another year of entrepreneurship training for our graduate students. We are fortunate as well to have faculty, staff, and alumni who have made donations to IMET. We also thank all those who visited IMET for tours of the Aquaculture Research Center, our public lectures, and our Open House, bringing invaluable enthusiasm and perspective to our research. We are grateful to everyone who helped advance our mission in 2018 and look forward to strengthening and expanding our community in the coming year.