Advancing the health and well-being of animals and people


Principal Investigator: Michael Stanhope

Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
Email: mjs297@cornell.edu; Phone: 607-253-3859
Sponsor: Nova Southeastern University (NSU)
Grant Number: N/A
Title: Comparative Conservation Genomics of Sharks – Phase I
Project Amount: $129,242
Project Period: 07/01/13-09/30/16

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The purpose of this project is twofold: (1) to compare transcriptomes derived from eye tissue from different species of sharks and rays in an attempt to identify genes correlated with color vision or lack of color vision and (2) to compare trasncriptomes derived from heart tissue from both endothermic and ectothermic sharks in an attempt to identify genes correlated with endothermy.