Erin (Misty) Paig-Tran
PhD, University of Washington
BS, California State University, Long Beach
Research Areas: Functional Anatomy, Biomechanics, Biomimetics, and Biomaterials
Special focus on: Mechanics of Filter-feeding with emphasis on large pelagic elasmobranchs, Modeling of biomimetic filter systems, Material properties of skeletal elements in mesopelagic fishes
Courses Regularly Taught
Human Anatomy (cadaver based), Ichthyology, Field Marine Biology
Taught at Friday Harbor Laboratory: Functional Morphology and Ecology of Fishes
Paig-Tran, E.W.M. and Summers, A.P. (2013). Comparison of the structure and composition of the branchial filters of suspension feeding elasmobranchs. The Anatomical Record. 701-715.
Paig-Tran, E.W.M., Kleinteich, T. and Summers, A.P. (2013). The filter pads and filtration mechanisms of the devil rays: variation at macro and microscopic scales. J MORPH. 274(9): 1026-1043.
Paig-Tran, E.W.M., Bizzarro, J.J., Strother, J.A. and Summers, A.P. (2011). Bottles as models: predicting the effects of varying swimming speed and morphology on size selectivity and filtering efficiency in fishes. J EXP BIOL 214: 1643-654.