Headshot portrait of Maricela Sistos - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2017 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology
Supported by: Bio-X
Mentor: Russell Fernald, Biology

Social rank is important in all social systems, and regulates reproduction. Gonadotropin releasing hormone is the main actor, and the neurons producing this peptide change as a function of status in the animals studied. Maricela will identify how and where these neurons change and how that is regulated at a molecular level.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 24, 2017:

Photogrammetry for Morphological Analysis of African Cichlids

Maricela Sistos1, Sebastian Alvarado1, Russell Fernald1
[Department of Biology1, Stanford University]