The staff at CABA are tasked with overseeing the daily operation of the two CABA facilities and are assisted by undergraduate student assistants. In addition to supervising the day to day maintenance of all animals the CABA staff are responsible for monitoring the environmental infrastructure that is necessary for the support of the animals under their care.

The staff at CABA also assist faculty and graduate students with campus administrative requirements for animal care and assists the campus in meeting animal care requirements for AAALAC accreditation.

CABA staff also provide lectures and tours to campus classes. They also conduct tours for campus visitors, K-12 classes, and the general public.

Linda Deanovic

CABA Director

Linda managed a state certified toxicity testing laboratory located within the Center for Aquatic Biology and Aquaculture for over 20 years. She has worked with several state agencies on projects related water quality in California surface waters and has experience with toxicity testing, toxicity identification evaluations, in-situ monitoring, bio-assessment and endocrine disruption studies. Linda received her BS in Zoology from UC Davis and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to help set up a laboratory in Santiago, Chile. She is currently the Director of CABA.


Matthew Stone

CABA Assistant Facilities Manager

Matt comes from a background of aquatic ecology which spans the lengths of the U.S. He worked on the Mississippi Gulf Coast on a project to maximize phytoplankton growth in response to fluctuating light in a controlled photobioreactor. He later studied fish biodiversity and blue crab population dynamics in a tidal creek along the Delaware Bay.

Matt received his BS in Biology from Anderson University in South Carolina. He is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with an MS in Biological Oceanography and a graduate of Delaware State University with an MS in Natural Resource Management. He is now CABA’s Assistant Facilities Manager.