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Examining the eyes of shrimp

On Monday, March 1, Kate Feller ’06 will present a talk titled “Light and the Life of a Stomatopod: Studying the Visual Ecology of a Unique Marine Crustacean” as a part of the William Smith Alumnae Speaker Series.

After graduating from William Smith in 2006 with degrees in biology and environmental studies, Feller worked as a surgical technician at the University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital and Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Md. At Union Memorial Hospital, she focused on eye surgery.

Most recently, Feller entered the biological sciences Ph.D program at the University of Maryland – Baltimore County, joining the lab of Dr. Thomas W. Cronin to study the visual ecology of marine crustaceans. As part of her project on the development of the eyes of mantis shrimp, Feller conducted field research at the Lizard Island Research Station in Queensland, Australia. In addition, she performed collaborative field research at the Duke University Marine Lab in Beaufort, N.C. In August, Feller will present her research at the International Congress of Neuroethology in Salamanca, Spain.

Feller’s talk will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 1 in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library. All are encouraged to attend. This event is sponsored by the William Smith Deans and the Biology Department.