Robert Rode

Lab Manager
School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences alumni

HIGHLIGHTS

Current Position
Lab Manager
Purdue University Aquaculture Research Lab

Current Location
W. Lafayette, Indiana

Awards
W. Lafayette, Indiana

What Robert Does Now

Our lab is used by several researchers working with fish in some capacity. My position is to facilitate the research being accomplished. My workforce is student driven, giving both graduate and under-graduate hands-on experience. I also have an extension appointment helping Hoosiers and others in the Midwest with aquaculture enterprises through trainings, demonstrations or tours.

Auburn Memories

My favorite Auburn memory was of a fall Tilapia harvest in one of the hillside ponds on the upper station. My major professor, Dr. Lovshin’s MAQ class needed assistance harvesting out the last of the Tilapia. This meant getting down in the mud and up close and personal with the fish. Needless to say, we were all coffee brown when the work was finished and didn’t need a spa treatment . Today it would be a reality television program.

alumni Spotlight

Valentin Abe
School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences
Bill Abernethy
Bill Barrick
Horticulture
Jared Batte
Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
Erin Beasley
Animal Sciences
William Benjy Mikel
Agriscience Education
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Annette Bitto
Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
Brian Brown
Horticulture
Melvin Carter
Food Science
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Kira Chaloupka
Horticulture
Brett Chambers
Animal Sciences
Bradley Cox
Agriscience Education
Wes Cumbie
Wes Cumbie
Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
Garrett Dixon
Animal Sciences
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Randall Ennis
Poultry Science
Jane Farr
Jane Farr
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Ashley Grant
Agricultural Communications
Brian Hardin
Horticulture
Kiley Harper-Larsen
Agricultural Communications
William Hurd
Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
Katie Jackson
Agricultural Communications
Calvin Johnson
Animal Sciences
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Eric Kleypas
Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences
Steve Marple
School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences
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Kim Mullenix
Animal Sciences