Caitlyn Czajkowski

NOAA-EPP LMRCSC Master’s Fellow 
M.S., Natural Resources
Delaware State University

Caitlyn Czajkowski is a graduate student at Delaware State University, pursuing a degree in Natural Resources (aquaculture). She is investigating new technology to be used in the post-harvest processing of oysters to reduce the occurrence of pathogens, particularly Vibrios.

Caitlyn graduated from Rowan University in May 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. After graduation, she worked as a field technician at Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory and Rutgers Marine Field Station.

NERTO Project Title: A common food additive for removal of Vibrio spp. in Eastern Oysters (Crassostrea virginica)

NOAA Mentor: Dr. John Jacobs, NOAA NOS, COL, Maryland

Academic Advisor: Dr. Dennis McIntosh


  1. Czajkowski, C. (2023) Novel Approaches to Combating Vibrio sp. In Oysters (Crassostrea virginica). Presentation of her Master’s Thesis. April 24, 2023. Advisor: Dennis McIntosh. Oral
  2. Czajkowski, , C., Ellett, A., Jacobs, J. (2023) A Common Food Additive for Removal of Vibrio spp. in Eastern Oysters (Crassostrea virginica). Presented at NOAA EPP/MSI/Graduate Student Seminar Series. Online, January 2023. Oral 
  3. Ruhl, N., Haban, D., Czajkowski, C., Grove, M., & Richmond, C. (2019). Community composition of zooplankton exported from a shallow polymictic reservoir linked to wind conditions. PeerJ 7:e7611 DOI 10.7717/peerj.7611

NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center
University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Lead Institution)
(410) 651-7870
Award numbers: FY 2016 Award #NA21SEC4810005
Funding Agency: NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority-Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI)

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