Dr. Zeehan Jaafar, Postdoctoral Fellow, arrives in Division of Fishes
Zeehan Jaafar, ready for a dive, Bintan Island, Indonesia.
We welcome Zeehan Jaafar from the National University of
Singapore to the Division of Fishes for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship. During
her stint here, Zeehan will be studying the evolution and phylogeny of
mangrove-related gobioid fishes, in part with Fish Curator Lynne Parenti. Zeehan is funded by the National University of
Singapore and also received a scholarship from MENDAKI, an organization for
minority groups in Singapore; portions of her research are also being funded by
the Division of Fishes. Zeehan is no
stranger to the Fish Division; she was here for a month in 2008 supported by
the Division’s Leonard P. Schultz Fund and visited this
past May en route to teaching a course in Costa Rica.