A gold Amphilophus tolteca in lake Asososca Managua
Jorgelina Torres-Ruiz (co-supervised)
Jorgelina and I work together since 2015. She takes the lead in all our projects. Currently, she is planning a hybrid cross between unicorns and pegasus to determine the genetic basis of wings and horns. I fear her next step will be to insert those genes into someone or something.
Sina J. Rometsch
Sina and I have a long history working together, since she was a bachelor student, during her master, and now during PhD studies. We collaborated in many different projects, especially in research on anablepid fishes. She has diverse interests in evolutionary biology, but now she is focusing on the evolution of reproductive barriers. This year she published a great review on the topic in cichlid fishes.
Andi did his PhD at Uni Konstanz, where we collaborated on many different projects and published together several papers on the evolution of the visual system of Nicaraguan cichlids. He leaded the work on two papers on the role of plasticity in divergence of the visual system (here and here) and one on the parallel evolution of the visual system across cichlid fish species. He is currently a postdoc at UC San Diego.
Alena did her bachelor thesis in our lab. Her project aimed at determining if polyandry correlated with reproductive effort in the livebearing fish Jenynsia lineata. She also created the wikipedia entry for the species! (J. multidentata at that time). She is currently doing her Master thesis on cell biology at a different lab at the University of Konstanz working on the phagocytic receptor CEACAM3.