Muscle paper

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

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The schooling paper is out

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

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We’re going to SICB

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.

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Wobble paper is out!

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

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Edge cell paper

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

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SICB regional meeting

We’re hosting the 2016 Northeast Regional SICB meeting on Nov 12.  See SICB DVM/DCB regional meeting for more details!

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Cassandra Donatelli receives Wainwright fellowship

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.

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Nicole Danos is moving

Congratulations to postdoctoral researcher Nicole Danos, who has accepted an Assistant Professor position at the University of San Diego.  She’ll be starting in the fall!

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We’re going to SICB!

The Tytell lab will be at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology meeting in Portland, OR, in early January.  We’ve got 7 presentations!

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New publication in the Journal of Theoretical Biology

Christina Hamlet, one of our collaborators at Tulane University, has a new paper in the Journal of Theoretical Biology. She simulated a lamprey-like swimmer with different types of muscle nonlinearities, and found that the force-velocity relationship has a large effect on the overall energetic cost of transport.

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