Dr. Chi-Kuo Hu on “Stopping the clock of life – diapause and its ability to suspend and preserve life”

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.

Clara Tran

Clara Tran

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.
Email: yuet.tran@stonybrook.edu
Clara Tran
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