Tune in weekly to our virtual series “Seventeen Minutes of Science” every Tuesday at 11am PST / 2pm ET where we go live on Facebook with a new guest each week to talk about how science and biotechnology is woven into their lives for (you guessed it) 17 minutes!
For episode 38 we are joined by Christian Lawrence (Boston Children’s Hospital) to talk about the establishment and growth of zebrafish as a model system, zebrafish husbandry, and the zebrafish industry as a whole.
Christian Lawrence is a fish biologist specializing in the management and husbandry of zebrafish and other small fishes. He has worked in and managed aquaculture research facilities for over twenty years, and currently directs the Aquatic Resources Program at Boston Children’s Hospital, which is home to one of the largest and most active zebrafish research programs in the world. Christian currently serves as a faculty member for the Health and Colony Management of Laboratory Fish course at the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, and was a Fulbright Specialist at the Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Medicine in Safed, Israel in 2013. He is co-author of The Laboratory Zebrafish, and has written a number of scientific publications on zebrafish biology and culture.
Tune in to learn more from Christian about the zebrafish industry today, how it got to where it is, and where he sees it going!
You can also sign up for the Friday Zebrafish meetings Chris mentioned here.