Katherine T Moortgat, Ph.D.

Until I completed my graduate studies at CNL, I was a part of these groups:

Computational Neurobiology Lab, The Salk Institute

Heiligenberg Lab, University of CA, San Diego

Department of Physics , University of CA, San Diego

This is a brown ghost knife fish, Apteronotus leptorhynchus, which lives in the Amazon River Basin (drawing Dr. Mary Hagedorn Ph.D. thesis). It is active at night, and uses an electric sense to navigate in the river and to communicate with other weakly electric fish. My Ph.D. thesis research focused on  the regularity of the electric rhythm produced by this fish.