Monthly Archives: July 2017

Ideas Are Flowing

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When I first found out about this specific Kenan fellowship and how it revolves around cichlids, I was excited because of all the educational lessons that could be planned from it. Quick background information: Cichlids are amazingly diverse and there are at over 1,000 scientifically described species, with more being discovered every year. If you have ever eaten tilapia, you’ve… Read more »

Dissection Day

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My first few days in the Dr. Reade Roberts Lab at North Carolina State University have been a whirlwind! I have had the opportunity to shadow a dissection day, observe the behavior tracking process and helped prepare samples for DNA extraction. The team that works in the lab are extraordinarily talented. Kate Coyle, a graduate student, dissected numerous specimens with… Read more »