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Amanda Cass

Amanda Cass at the Australian Museum September 2004.

Mark McGrouther
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Amanda Cass from Bar Harbor, Maine is a recent graduate of Mt Holyoke College and is visiting the Australian Museum on a Fulbright Fellowship. The Fulbright Fellowship program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, and provides funding for recent graduates to conduct research abroad.

Amanda's senior honours project at Mt Holyoke investigated the interrelationships of the flatfishes (Pleuronectiformes) using morphological and molecular characters.

During her stay at the Australian Museum, she will be describing the developmental series for several species of Alabes (Gobiesocidae). She will also be investigating the bones and cartilage of developing flatfishes to try to shed light on their homologies.

Amanda will be at the Australian Museum for 8 months. She will return to the USA to begin her PhD work in systematic ichthyology at Cornell University in June 2005.

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