Pterygoplichthys up close


Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
5309 McGaugh Hall (Lab)
University of California
Irvine, CA 92697

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Center for Comparative and Evolutionary Physiology 

Lab personnel
Spanning from the molecular to the whole-organism level, research in my laboratory is focused on the energy acquisition strategies of organisms.  In short, I am interested in understanding how organisms make a living and the consequences of different energy acquisition strategies for ecosystem fluxes.  

April 2016: Congratulations to Alyssa Braciszewski for winning a Southern California Academy of Sciences Student Research Grant!  We will be at the SCAS meeting at USC next month. Congratulations to Samantha Leigh on winning a Raney Award from the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists! And the beat goes on..... :)  

March 2016: Congratulations to Alyssa Braciszewski for winning a UCI Oceans Initiative Grant! A huge congratulations to Samantha Leigh on winning a coveted NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!  

January 2016: Congratulations to Alyssa Braciszewski and Samantha Leigh on winning Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Grants in Aid of Research!  We had a great showing at SICB this year with four posters, and it is nice to top it off with some funding.  Samantha Leigh also won a National Geographic Society Young Explorer's Grant. Woohoo!

December 2015: Congratulations to Alyssa Braciszewski on winning admission to the new Climate Action Training Program! It was a competitive application process, so we are proud that Alyssa will be a part of this prestigious program.  We also had an amazing photo shoot with Allan Helmick Photography.  I highly recommend his services if you want pictures of any occasion.
November 2015:
Congratulations to Alyssa Braciszewski on winning the Melbourne Carriker Award from the American Malacological Society for her work on withering syndrome in abalone!  Congrats to Michelle Herrera for winning a Best Poster Presentation in Developmental Biology and Genetics at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)!

August 2015: Our paper on digestive enzyme activities in the guts of bonnethead sharks is now out in Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A. See our publications page.  

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The laboratory of Donovan P. German
Ecological and nutritional physiology