Fish food & health: what we have learned from Nothobranchius

Thu, Jun 01, 2017   7:15 pm

Monthly Meeting

King of Kings Lutheran Church 2330 North Dale Street, Rosevilleview map

Nothobranchius killifish are making waves in aging research but a lot of what we have learned from studying their aging can be applied in home fishrooms. The speaker will discuss food choice and tank maintenance and what this means (or might mean) to the health of captive aquarium fish. In particular, the topics of calories, fasting, nitrogen waste and fish feces will be discussed.

Note: Tyrone is looking for cherry shrimp, or any color form of Neocardina davidi. If you have some, please bring to the meeting and approach Tyrone.

Tyrone Genade holds a Ph.D. in Anatomy & Physiology from the University of Cape Town and a M.Sc. in Biochemistry from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. He has been involved in Nothobranchius research since 2004 when he joined the research lab of Prof. Alessandro Cellerino of Pisa, Italy. His Ph.D. research was on the aging of the Nothobranchius brain. He has published four research papers on Nothobranchius aging. His current experiments explore the effect of diet calorie content and nutraceuticals on lifespan and health of Nothobranchius. He is also conducting experiments to study the neuropathology of aging Nothobranchius furzeri. He has a wife and young son and daughter and currently resides in Orange City, Iowa where he teaches Anatomy & Physiology at Northwestern College, Iowa. He is also besotted with orchids and planted aquariums.

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