Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology

Cracking the Code: The Blue Crab Virome

Learn about the significance of the blue crab in Maryland. Jennifer Herrera, is a graduate student at UMCES in the MEES program. Her research focuses on the blue crab virome, aiming to understand its potential impact on crab health and transmission. Using bioinformatics, Jennifer hopes to inspire future scientists to better understand the blue crab population.



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IMET's mission is to develop innovative approaches to protect and restore coastal marine systems and their watersheds, sustainably use resources in ways to benefit human well-being, and to integrate research excellence with education, training and economic development.

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Entrepreneurship Programs

The Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology houses a business incubator and entrepreneurship program dedicated to assisting early stage science and science support companies. Click below to learn more about the marine, environmental, biotech, and human health startups that have benefited from these programs.