Collaboration

Dr. Bill Tyler, Indian River State College, Ft. Pierce, FL
This collaboration includes summer fieldwork and lab research experience for undergrads from IRSC and NCSU.

The Gemmell Lab, University of Otago, New Zealand
Through the Godwin’s lab research collaboration with Dr. Neil Gemmell and his former PhD student, Dr. Ann Liu, at the University of Otago, I had the great privilege of visiting the Gemmell lab in Dunedin for 3 months to work on a bluehead wrasse brain and gonadal transcriptome, which we are using for ongoing RNA-sequencing experiments of the bluehead wrasse brain and gonads during sex change. This 3-month visit to the Gemmell lab was funded by MIRT-UCSC.

Lindo-Ferguson Building on the University of Otago's campus in down-town Dunedin.

Lindo-Ferguson Building on the University of Otago’s campus in down-town Dunedin.

On weekends, I took advantage of exploring the beautiful countryside and coast through group tours.

The beautiful view of the countryside.

Yellow-eyed penguins emerging from the ocean.

Yellow-eyed penguins emerging from the ocean.

A yellow-eyed penguin up close.

A yellow-eyed penguin.

A red-billed gull at St. Clair beach.

A red-billed gull at St. Clair beach.

A huge albatross dwarfing a seagull.

An albatross dwarfing a gull.

Cheeky New Zealand sea lions playing in the surf.

New Zealand sea lions in the surf.