Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory recently hired Justin Chaffin, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Toledo, as its new research coordinator. He will manage on-site research, the Lab’s Research Experience for Undergraduates, and some of the laboratory renovations currently in progress, along with teaching classes and supporting the lab’s outreach and education efforts. Chaffin is also heavily involved in Stone Lab’s monitoring and research of harmful algal blooms and nutrient levels in Lake Erie, a topic he has focused on throughout his academic career.
“Justin will be coordinating the lion’s share of our research and the REU program here at the lab,” says Matt Thomas, Stone Laboratory manager. “He’ll also be our on-site limnologist, playing an instrumental part with the renovation of the analytical laboratory, and with HAB monitoring.”