Dr. A.J. Gharrett
Professor of Fisheries, Emeritus
Dr. A.J. Gharrett has served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction in teaching, research and public service from 1976 to 2012.
He is an internationally recognized leader in his field of genetics, whose more than thirty years of research helped bring distinction to the University. His work has focused primarily on Alaska salmon and rockfish, and genetic markers within their populations. The results of these studies help guide fisheries management practices. In 2006 his excellence in research was recognized by the University when he received the prestigious Emil Usibelli Award for Research.
Dr. Gharrett has an exemplary record of producing well-prepared graduate students. He has been an integral member of the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences fisheries program since its inception, and has led an incredibly strong research and graduate mentoring program. His classes are demanding but invaluable to the students taking them, and his teaching is considered excellent by students and peers alike.
The culmination of one of the most outstanding service activities of Dr. Gharrett’s career was the construction of the UAF Lena Point Fisheries Facility in Juneau. Dr. Gharrett spent more than a decade working on various aspects of the project, serving as lead faculty member on the design and construction of the facility.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks expresses its deep appreciation to Dr. A.J. Gharrett for his extensive contributions to both the State of Alaska and the University.