Comparative Neurobiology Lab
Neuroecology of teleost fishes
Along with the lab of Dr. Kevin McCann, we have recently begun a collaborative research effort focused on the relationship between organ morphology (brain, sense organs, heart) and ecology in teleost fishes. Teleosts display abundant, lifelong brain neurogenesis and cardiac remodelling, allowing them to fine-tune the morphology of organs critical for their performance in a dynamic environment. These investigations aim to get a better picture of what a fish needs to occupy its position in a food web and how resources are allocated for organ growth in individuals.