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  • Undergraduate and graduate training is supported by state-of-the-art research facilities, including the extensively-equipped water quality assessment laboratory, molecular biology and cell culture facilities, advanced chemistry laboratories, and nano-fabrication facilities.

    DNS students have access to the Paul S. Sarbanes Coastal Ecology Research Center and extensive farms and properties managed by the Department of Agriculture, Food and Resource Sciences.

    • The Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center (LMRCSC) supported by NOAA for research on fisheries biology;

    • UMES' Coastal Ecology Research Laboratory (CERL) at Assateague Island National Seashore on Sinepuxent Bay for the study of ecology of barrier islands and coastal processes;

    • The DNS Water Quality Laboratory supported by cutting-edge technology, which provides excellent support to the campus community; and

    • The Fish Husbandry and Physiology Laboratory, supported by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.