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NJIT Professor Contributes To Journal of Experimental Biology Article

NJIT Associate Professor Eric Fortune’s graduate student at Hopkins, Sarah Stamper, is the lead author of an article about weakly electric fish in the Journal of Experimental Biology.  Stamper will also be interviewed on the popular radio program “Quirks and Quarks.”  Fortune, who is one of the new NJIT faculty members and was formerly with Hopkins himself, was a contributor to the article.  According to Fortune, there are two reasons why this article was so well-received.  First, the research ties back to the original papers, published some 40 years ago, that established weakly electric fish as one of the "classic" model systems for studying the neural control of behavior.  Second, this paper was a very complete work, with fabulous biological data combined with a "pure math" exploration of the phenomenon.