Graduate Students

Andrew Barrios - Mechanical Properties of Scombrid fish bones (2014-2017)

Now Assistant Professor at Santa Ana College.


Undergraduate Students

Ryan Fitterer 2018-2019. Tooth performance and fatigue testing in sharks.

Leslie Barron 2018. Digging performance in sand crabs and fluidization of their sand bed.

Ashleigh Davies 2018. Haul out performance of walrus teeth.

Lindsay Maldonado 2018. Curation of skulls for teaching lab.  

Shane Brown 2017. Digging mechanics in sand crabs. Now at Cal Fish and Wildlife  

Caitlin Stapp 2016-2017. Denticulation and functional anatomy of reproductive organs in cartilaginous fishes. Now a Master's student at CSULB in the Kawano lab. 

Arthur Loh 2015-2017. Evolution of denticles on gill arches. 

Arya Moshrefi 2014-2015.  Now working for New York Life Insurance Co.

Lab Alumni Volunteers

Kaycee Coonen (2018)


Megan Nguyen (2017-2018). Now M.Sc. student CSUF.

Belen Chairez (Post Bac) 2015-2016. Now PA-S at CBU in Riverside

Victoria Yang (Post Bac) 2015-2016. 

June Nong (Post Bac) 2015-2016. 

Students interested in joining the FABB lab should contact Dr. Paig-Tran directly. Include a short statement of who you are and your research interests. It is helpful to include an updated C.V. 

*Remember, before contacting any professor about joining their lab, make sure that you do your homework. Know what their lab does. Try to read one of their papers or at least an abstract from their papers. Have a possible research question ready to discuss. This impresses P.I.s and gives you the advantage over students who have not taken the time to look into what happens in that lab.


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