Welcome to the Shellfish Pathology Laboratory at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. We lead research, extension, and education programs aimed at understanding and managing pathogen and disease impacts to shellfish aquaculture and fisheries in North Carolina and worldwide. Located along the Crystal Coast at the Center for Marine Sciences and Technology in Morehead City, we work closely with shellfish growers and regulators to support biosecurity and sustainable aquaculture. Our service laboratory provides field consultations as well as diagnostic services and reporting required for interstate aquaculture transport.



Tal Ben-Horin
Center for Marine Sciences and Technology
303 College Circle
Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 222-6312