Biology Seminar Series – Dr. Stacy C. Farina

Biology Seminar Series
Speaker: Dr. Stacy C. Farina  

Assistant Professor
Biology Department
Howard University

will present a talk titled:
The Biodiversity of Fish Breathing     

Abstract: Breathing water is difficult, due to the low amount of oxygen and high viscosity of the fluid. Fishes have developed an elegant system for pumping water over the gills efficiently. However, little is known about how this system differs across the 36,000+ fish species on earth. This seminar highlights the diversity of ways fishes use their anatomy to pump water over the gills (ventilation) and discusses what we can learn from ventilation about the evolution of form-function relationships across organisms.

Bio: Dr. Stacy Farina is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Howard University who is interested in the evolutionary and functional morphology of vertebrates. She obtained her B.S. in Marine and Freshwater Biology from the University of New Hampshire, her Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University and was previously a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University’s Museum of Comparative Zoology.

Date: 15 April 2022
Time: 2:00 pm
Zoom Link: Please contact for zoom information

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