Hello! I am a fourth-year biology undergraduate student. My
focus in the lab is on the study and analysis of Polypterus’
muscle activation while walking on land, specifically the fin
muscles’ role in stability and propulsion.
I’m an undergraduate student finishing my degree in Biomedical Sciences with option in Neuroscience. I will be working on Polypterus senegalus, attempting to determine how body muscle activation patterns in Polypterus change between swimming and walking overland.
4th year Biology major (specialization animal physiology) investigating how terrestrialization affects nitrogenous waste excretion/metabolism in Polypterus senegalus. Being the most basal Ray-finned fish I hope to help make my contribution the ever-going debates on the evolution of fishes specifically regarding terrestrial fish -& nitrogenous waste tolerance.
I am an undergraduate student studying Biology with specialization in Animal Physiology. In the lab I will be studying the effect of pelvic fin clipping in rainbow trout by analyzing activation patterns of their pelvic fin muscles.
I’m an undergraduate student studying engineering. I will be doing gait analysis with Sea Robins to understand how they can use their fin rays to maneuver while “walking”. I hope to understand this behavior to create a functional 3-D model.
I’m a second year health sciences student. I will be describing the pectoral fin anatomy of Sea Robins, and to better understand muscle activation patterns during underwater walking. I hope to learn more about Sea Robin anatomy and physiology as well as the various techniques involved in the study of animals.