I am a 4th year Biomedical science student specialized in Biostatistics. Even though I specialize in math, evolution has always been a main interest to me. I was fascinated by Dr. Standen’s view with evolution through a physiological lens.
I am an undergraduate student who will be performing segmentation on micro CT scans of Polypterus for visualizing changes in fin rays due to living on a terrestrial environment.
I am a 3rd year Biomedical sciences student with a broad range of interests in animal physiology. My current volunteer work in the lab, along with several other volunteers, focuses on creating 3-D models of internal structures of interest in the air-breathing fish Polypterus senegalus. I am also lending a hand with experimental set-up and animal handling for other projects as needed. I hope to turn my experience in the lab into an honors research project opportunity.
I am in my third year of health sciences, and I have been Dr. Standen’s UROP student last year. My current project is a continuation of my UROP project, which focused on the anatomy, function and structure of fin rays in a variety of ray-finned fish, in order to understand how fin ray function changes in fish that move in water and on land. I am particularly interested in exploring the structure of Polypterus fin rays, to see how they play a role in allowing this fish to be able to walk on land.
Priyam is a third year student in Biomedical Science who loves many different fields of biology and physiology. She’s currently involved in creating 3D models of the gill arches of polypterus fish from their microCT scans.