Scientific Research laboratories


Professor M. Robert Hamersley, Ph.D. Environmental microbiology laboratory

Professor Anthony I. Mazeroll, Ph.D. Ecology and genetics laboratory

Assistant Professor Lisa T. Crummett, Ph.D. Marine microbiology laboratory

Associate Professor Zahra Afrasiabi, Ph.D. Chemistry laboratory


Instructional laboratories



Soka Instructional Garden

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The Soka Instructional Garden (SIG) is a facility of the Environmental Studies Concentration that supports academic programs through instruction in composting and gardening. Two Learning Clusters on gardening and agriculture have been based in the SIG, as well as ECOL 280: Sustainable Agriculture and Gardening.


Soka Instructional Aquaculture Facility



The Mission of the Soka Instructional Aquaculture Facility is to support the teaching of sustainable aquaculture, the appreciation of aquatic organisms, and aquatic research at SUA.

The two green houses of this facility are mainly used to support the teaching goals of four courses: Sustainable Aquaculture, Fish Biology, Aquatic Conservation, and Alien Invaders.  In addition, Learning Clusters on Aquatic Conservation have utilized the facility.

The Soka Aquaculture Facility is also used for ongoing research on the impacts of exotic species in the aquatic environment. And in the past, students have utilized the facility to carry out their senior capstone research.