Studying the swimming performance of Bostrycapulus calyptraeformis larvae
STRI Tupper Post-doc fellow Dr. Katie McDonald explains about her work on "Excapsulating Bostrycapulus calyptraeformis to study the swimming performance of its larvae" done at the Collin Lab. Video by: Richard Pierce Collin Lab Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Panama, 2011 Research in the Collin Lab focuses on the evolution of life histories and development of marine invertebrates. Our current work, supported by the US National Science Foundation, uses marine slipper limpets (Calyptraeidae) to try to understand the evolutionary loss and possible reacquisition of feeding larvae. The Collin Lab is located in Panama City, Panama, at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute's Naos Marine Laboratories, but our field work takes us to various other countries in the Americas. We hope that the videos on this YouTube channel give you an introduction to the faces in the Collin Lab, as well as a taste of the kinds of projects we are working on.