The Paynter Lab

Restoring the Chesapeake Bay's
Oyster Population.


We investigate the physiological and ecological processes associated with life in the estuary. We focus on the biology, ecology, and restoration of the eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica, which plays a critical role in the overall health of the Chesapeake Bay.


Find out more about our projects aboard the R/V Callinectes and in our lab at the University of Maryland.

Learn about all of our excellent team members and partners!