When it comes to animals, Martina Jackson '14, a biology major from South Brunswick heading to veterinary school next fall at the University of Pennsylvania, is a scientist, philosopher and devotee, all rolled into one. >>
For nearly 20 years, Professor Eric Fortune has studied glass knifefish, a species of three-inch long electric fish that lives in the Amazon Basin. In his laboratory he tries to understand how their tiny brains control complex electrical behaviors. >>
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.”
Sustainability is an issue that cuts across disciplines and requires a spectrum of scientific approaches. Research at NJIT embraces the integrative and collaborative approach that is critical for understanding how mankind can thrive in a more sustainable way.
Eric Fortune, PhD, whose research interests focus on bio-cellular sensing, has been appointed to the faculty of NJIT's College of Science and Liberal Arts in the Federated Department of Biological Sciences an associate professor.