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About: nan_ace

I received my Bachelor's degree in biology from Nanjing Normal University (China) where I studied an appendage tremor disease in the Chinese mitten crab. I really enjoyed doing laboratory work and decided to pursue a graduate career in biological sciences. As a graduate student in Craig Albertson's lab at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, I studied the development and evolution of head shape in the African cichlid fishes, as well as the Antarctica notothenioid fishes. After graduate school, I did a postdoc with Jackie Webb at the University of Rhode Island studying the development of various sensory systems in the Neon goby. I joined the McMenamin lab in June 2017 and I will continue my research in fish development.

Posts by nan_ace:

Baby cichlids working out their jaws

Posted by on August 14th, 2017

I joined Dr. Craig Albertson’s lab as a graduate student in 2009, where I quickly became fascinated by these cute cichlid fishes. They’re colorful, they breed their young in the mouth, and some of them have funny looking faces like this blue mbuna (Labeotropheus fuelleborni):     My research started on the genetic control of[…]