As a lab studying biological diversity, we firmly believe that innovations spring from diversity across members. In line with this belief, our lab is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and supportive environment for everyone looking to do, make, innovate, and reinvent the future.

Current Members
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Aki Watanabe

Principal Investigator

E-mail: awatanab@nyit.edu

Links: CV | Google Scholar | Twitter

Interests: classical music, violin, film, tennis, running

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Todd Green

Post-doctoral Teaching Fellow

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Sylvia Marshall

Academic Medicine Scholar

Project: 3-D imaging of human cadaveric eyes; brain shape differences across chicken breeds

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Jeff Ng

Medical Student

Project: Cassowary cranial pneumaticity

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Izza Arqam

Undergraduate Student

Project: brain-skull integration in developing chickens

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Meredith Taylor

Lab Technician

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Post-doctoral Researcher

New NSF-funded position anticipated to begin Summer/Fall 2022. More info will be provided in Fall 2021. Contact PI for inquiries.

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Scott Landman

Medical Student

Project: brain-skull integration in developing chickens

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Shebin Tharakan

Undergraduate Student

Project: cranial integration in snakes and lizards

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Siem Satti

Undergraduate Student

Project: brain-skull integration in developing chickens

Past Members
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Mariel Bedell

Medical Student

Project: Brain-skull integration in developing alligators and chickens

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Alexis Morin

Medical Student

Project: Effect of cranial muscles on developing skull morphology

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Marichelle Pita

Medical Student

Project: New education app for learning human anatomy

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Chun Maung 

Medical Student

Project: New education app for learning human anatomy

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Kat Okouneva

Medical Student

Project: brain-skull integration in developing chickens

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John Thomas

Undergraduate Student

Project: Musical transformation of scientific data