On November 15, 2022 Dr. Chi-Kuo Hu shared his intriguing research on better understanding life with audiences at the University Libraries.
Interested in learning about phases in our life, Dr. Hu studies the African killifish’s dormant state, which is called diapause. African killifish produce a high number of transparent embryos, which makes it easier to observe the embryos. In adverse environments, the embryos will enter diapause, which means that they will avoid hatching. When favorable conditions return, life will continue.
The life suspension phenomenon raised interesting questions from audiences.
Head, Science and Engineering at Stony Brook University Libraries
Clara is the liaison to the Department of Chemistry, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and the Women in Science and Engineering program.
Latest posts by Clara Tran (see all)
- “Design for Discovery: Structural Shape & Topology Optimization in the Age of 3D Printing” - March 3, 2023
- Grant for Studying How Public Libraries Can Help Prepare For Extreme Weather - January 20, 2023
- Dr. Chi-Kuo Hu on “Stopping the clock of life – diapause and its ability to suspend and preserve life” - November 28, 2022