Visitors to the Fishes lab
EEB 440 (Biology of Fishes) class visits Varsity Drive
The Fall 2013 Biology of Fishes class recently visited our fish wet (ethanol-preserved) collection at Varsity Drive.
Investigator from Wayne State University
Tom Dowling is a long term collaborator of Gerry Smith, They share an active research program on the speciation dynamics of Western freshwater fishes.
Walter Rainboth visiting from University of Wisconsin
Author of Fishes of the Greater Mekong Ecosystem, Walter is visiting the fish division library.
Ted Cavender & Ralph Stearly visit UMMZ Fish Library
Ted Cavender and Ralph Stearly discussing fossil fishes in the UMMZ Fish Library
Amanda Haponski form University of Toledo working on dissertation research.
Amanda Haponski is visiting the BRC at Varsity Drive collecting data on fish specimens in the genus Sander (includes Walleye, Blue Pike, and Sauger) for her dissertation research at the University of Toledo.
Graduate Innovative Design Class
U of M Masters students, "The Gastronauts" from the Biomedical Engineering Department's Graduate Innovative Design Class visited the BRC at Varsity Drive to study spine erection in porcupine puffer fish. Fish Division Curator, Bill Fink and Collections Manager, Doug Nelson, discussed how the puffer fish erects defensive spines by inflating its body with water. Students hope to apply biomechanics to innovations in the biomedical field.