Courses taught:

Human (gross) Anatomy (Fall Semesters)

Ichthyology (Spring)

Graduate Comparative Biomechanics

Field Marine Biology

Anatomy and Physiology

Intro to Marine Biology

Intro to Biology

Ecology and Functional Morphology of Fishes (UW)

I strongly believe in including components of public outreach into my courses. Recently I have begun to experiment with assignments where students produce short videos that that cover specific topics in biology. I have found through student feedback that this is their favorite assignment of the semester. 


California State University Fullerton

Saddleback College, Mission Viejo

COSMOS, University of California, Irvine

I have taught Marine Biology for the COSMOS program at UCI. This program is a five week long intensive course for minority high school students. 


I delivered the Distinguished Lecture for COSMOS this summer (2014).



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.