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Aquatic Animal Research Laboratory

Overview of Services

The AARL is an IACUC authorized and AAALAC accredited CORE University facility. The Clemson Aquatic Animal Research laboratory is a full service aquatic research laboratory with qualified technicians to support your research efforts.

The Facility is operated under the Office of Animal Resources within the Division of Research. Veterinary care and services are provided by Dr. John Parrish DV, attending university veterinarian. The Facility Director is John Smink

The Aquatic Animal Research Laboratory is a dedicated 4000sf facility comprised of 12 individual animal
rooms. The facility has a fish quarantine laboratory, general wash room, water quality laboratory, and a microscopy laboratory for embryo injection, screening, sorting, incubation, and imaging. The Facility offers several lines of zebrafish and fathead minnows for researchers whom do not need their own cultures. For those researchers who need their own culture, rooms are available. The Facililty also provides complete animal husbandry and aquatic system maintenance for researcher with their own cultures.


John A. Smink | Director
Office Phone: 864-656-7162 | Cell: 864-903-2838

Location and hours of operation

Hours  Location

Monday - Friday: 8am-5pm 

 Poole Agricultural Center
 130 McGinty Court
 Clemson, SC 29631

Links and Resources


Name Role Phone Email Location
John A. Smink
Facility Director
AARL room 26