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Aquatic Animal Research Laboratory (AARL)

Overview of Services

The Aquatic Animal Research Laboratory (AARL) is a full service aquatic research facility comprised of 12 animal rooms, a general wash room, water quality and processing laboratory, and a microscopy laboratory for embryo injection, screening, sorting, incubation, and imaging. The AARL offers the option of purchsing zebrafish embryos for researchers that do not require a full cultures. For those researchers that utilize their own culture(s), space is available for housing zebrafish in a large recirculating tank systems or in stand alone systems. Animal husbandry services can be provided to any animals housed in the facility.  The facility also has centralized system to house other small finfish species such as fathead minnow, mummichogs, platyfishes, swordtails, Japanese medaka, and cichlids.


Matthew Breed, DVM | University & Attending Veterinarian | OAR Director
864-656-1850 (office)

Heather Holliday, MBA, CMAR | OAR Assistant Director
864-656-0908 (office)

Location and hours of operation

Hours  Location

Monday - Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm 

 Poole Agricultural Center
 130 McGinty Court
 Clemson, SC 29634

Links and Resources


Name Role Phone Email Location
Kate Walker
Facility Lead Technician
AARL room 19
Heather Holliday
OAR Assistant Director