Assistant Professor Biology, California State University, Fullerton

Assistant Professor California State University Fullerton.

Post Doc Arizona State University West

Ph.D University of Washington

B.S. Marine Biology, California State University Long Beach

I'm a southern California native who loves all things marine biology. My primary interests skew toward animal performance and ecological morphology. My lab focuses on topics in functional morphology and comparative biomechanics of marine systems. 


Helpful hint: My last name is pronounced similar to "Craig" and not like a "page" from a book. 


Follow me for Fish Facts on Twitter @FABBLab


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Misty Paig-Tran with a preserved Mobula thurstoni 

Students interested in joining the FABB lab should contact Dr. Paig-Tran directly. Include a short statement of who you are and your research interests. It is helpful to include an updated C.V. 

*Remember, before contacting any professor about joining their lab, make sure that you do your homework. Know what their lab does. Try to read one of their papers or at least an abstract from their papers. Have a possible research question ready to discuss. This impresses P.I.s and gives you the advantage over students who have not taken the time to look into what happens in that lab.


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