Kelsey Lucas’s paper on the pressure field around swimming bluegill and trout is out at Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences!
Margot Schwalbe’s paper on muscle activity during acceleration in bluegill is out at Scientific Reports!
Tyler Wise’s senior thesis on the hydrodynamics of linear acceleration in bluegill is out in Journal of Experimental Biology! http://jeb.biologists.org/content/early/2018/10/04/jeb.190892
The muscle paper is out in Integrative and Comparative Biology! Muscle stiffness and damping depend on length AND activation, so animals can tune their effective stiffness. Plus some cool work with harmonic transfer functions. https://doi.org/10.1093/icb/icy042
Jerry Mekdara’s paper on schooling is published in the Journal of Experimental Biology! http://jeb.biologists.org/content/early/2018/03/08/jeb.175166
Lots of good work from the lab at SICB in San Francisco this year! Perturbing muscle, fish swimming in waves, zapping the lateral line, and beautiful CT scans.
Cassandra Donatelli’s paper on twisting motions in elongate fishes is published in the Journal of Experimental Biology. You can find it here http://jeb.biologists.org/content/220/20/3632
The paper characterizing the properties of lampreys’ edge cells, which sense how their bodies move, is out! http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00359-017-1196-2
We’re hosting the 2016 Northeast Regional SICB meeting on Nov 12. See SICB DVM/DCB regional meeting for more details!
Graduate student Cassandra Donatelli has received a Wainwright Fellowship from the University of Washington Friday Harbor Laboratories. She’ll be going to Friday Harbor this summer to continue her studies of twisting in elongate fishes.