News from ZHA member Maureen Hobbs

Maurine Hobbs from the University of Utah asked ZHA to share this exciting news with everyone today:

We are pleased to announce that Carrie Barton (currently of Oregon State) has signed on as the new Associate Director to run the Centralized Zebrafish Animal Resource (CZAR) and several satellite zebrafish programs at the University of Utah. Her expected start will be sometime this fall.

Carrie brings over 20 years of experience in zebrafish research facility work to this position. She has management experience from working at the Zebrafish International Resource Center (ZIRC) early on, and currently manages the Sinnhuber Aquatic Research Laboratory at Oregon State University – the only specific pathogen free zebrafish colony in the world.

Carrie has been a member of ZHA since 2009, and served as president of ZHA in 2014. She is an instructor at the Zebrafish Husbandry Education Short Course as well as the International Zebrafish Husbandry Course. Her commitment to improving and advancing zebrafish husbandry methodology, care and welfare standards, disease mitigation, and colony management strategies is evident through her various publications, consulting work, and awards.

Carrie’s background and experience make her the ideal candidate to take over the large and growing program here at the University of Utah. I’m excited to hand over the reins to such a competent and proven leader, and I have every confidence that she is the right leader to move our aquatics program forward.

Please join me in congratulating Carrie on this exciting new step in her career.

Thanks Maurine! All the best to Carrie in the new role.

1 Comment

  1. Tim Harder on August 20, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    Congratulations Carrie!

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