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First published paper from my dissertation

My first-first author paper from my dissertation research titled “Body ram, not suction is the primary axis of suction feeding diversity in spiny-rayed fishes” is going to be published in the Journal of Experimental Biology. You can check out the … Continue reading

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Internship at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

This fall I am collecting data on┬ásyngnathiform fishes at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. My internship is through the NSF GRIP program, which is an exciting opportunity that has only been recently extended to NSF GRFP fellows. Thanks … Continue reading

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Winner of the 2013 Reinhard Reiger Award!

My coauthors and I were honored to win the 2013 award for best paper in functional and evolutionary morphology published in either the Journal of Morphology or Zoomorphology! It is very rewarding to get such recognition for our work and … Continue reading

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Watch out for cookiecutter sharks

If the Brothers Grimm ever wrote a fairy tale about sharks, it would feature the cookiecutter shark. The cookiecutter shark (Isistius brasiliensis) is seemingly small and unmenacing, with large dark eyes and a pleasant russet brown body color. However, the … Continue reading

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Diving Certification: Advanced

This weekend I escaped the heat wave crashing down on the Davis area and headed to Lake Tahoe in Northern California to complete my Advanced Padi Open Water scuba diving certification. I also learned to dive Nitrox, or enriched air … Continue reading

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