PhD (2011), University of Hawai'i, Mānoa, Department of Zoology, Affiliation: Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology (EECB)
MS (2004), Biological Science, California State University, Fullerton
BA (1998), Integrative Biology, University of California at Berkeley
Courses currently teaching:
Biology of Fishes, BIOS 4914/5914
Histology and Cytology, BIOS 3284
I am interested in the functional morphology and behavior of teleost fishes. Our lab is currently engaged in several topics on fish bioacoustics. We are examining how morphological diversity of the ear and associated anatomical features are related to hearing acuity in different fishes. We are also conducting research on the impact of human-made noise in marine environments on hearing and acoustic communication in fishes.