Prehistoric Animals are Alive and Well on the UNH Campus - Research with "Bloodsucking" Lampreys, Predecessors to Dinosaurs


Program Description:

Lampreys are an exciting group of fish to research because of their ancient lineage (basal vertebrate) that raises interesting questions on the evolution of reproduction and reproductive physiology in vertebrates. The species of lampreys have been around for hundreds of millions of years and predate the dinosaurs. Lampreys may serve as a sentinel species for our coastal rivers in New Hampshire and play a major ecological role in the biosystem of coastal New Hampshire.


Stacia Sower

Stacia Sower, Ph.D., Oregon State U., is the Director of the Center for Molecular and Comparative Endocrinology, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the director of the Anadromous Fish and Aquatic Invertebrate Research Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire. Her primary area of research concerns biomedical endocrinology, structure and function of brain hormones in mediating reproductive processes in freshwater and marine fish and endocrine disrupting hormones.

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