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Interim Director, Water Resources Research Center
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Darren Lerner serves as Director of both the University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program (UH Sea Grant), and as interim director of the UH Water Resources Research Center (WRRC). Prior to this appointment, Dr. Lerner served for seven years as UH Sea Grant’s associate director and helped position UH Sea Grant at the forefront of issues that are of critical importance to the state and region. Previously, Dr. Lerner worked as the program manager for the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Fisheries Cooperative at Oregon State University managing projects and conducting research on fish endocrinology and salmon and lamprey migration, as well as serving as a research physiologist with the USGS Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center in Turners Falls, MA. Dr. Lerner is currently an affiliate faculty member of the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology where he directs a research program focused on environmental physiology of fishes with an emphasis on the impact of environmental contaminants on fish growth, physiology, and behavior.