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.
The Collection Program Technician Team. From left: Amanda Lawrence, Julie Hoskin, Jennifer Strotman, Erin Bilyeu, Laura Tancredi, Barbara Dasheiff. Photo: Diane Pitassy
members of Collections Program Technician team (CPT) will be lending their much
appreciated assistance to various projects within the Department of Vertebrate
Zoology over the next four years. The team mission is to accelerate
digitization efforts across the museum and improve the physical care of
collections both at NHB and MSC. Paul Kimberly of the ADS Office will be
supervising the team. To give Department staff a little background on our new
museum colleagues, each team member has provided a short professional bio.
Please welcome them to our community!