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

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.  


May 2014: Welcome to our new graduate students, Alyssa Braciszewski and Samantha Wright!  

February 2014: The aquarium slots were filled.  Welcome to Amy Liang and Nasim Faryabi!  Congrats to undergrads Ritika Agnihotri and David Vu for receiving UROP funding for their projects!

January 2014:
We are seeking an aquarist to deal with our growing fish populations (freshwater and marine).  If you are a UCI undergrad, love fish, and want Bio 199 credits, please contact me.  
We'll be at SICB!  See you there.

July 2013: We're heading to Croatia!  Our NSF CNIC grant was funded to study Podarcis sicula on the islets of Croatia.  And, Hooree Amerkhanian received UROP funding for her work on trypsin genes in prickleback fishes.  Congrats, Hooree!

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The laboratory of Donovan P. German
Ecological and nutritional physiology