Current Fellows

Dina Navon, Ph.D.

Department of Genetics,
Rutgers University

Life Science Building, Piscataway, NJ


B.A. in Biology – Clark University, Worcester MA

Ph.D. in Organismal and Evolutionary Biology – University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst MA

INSPIRE Fellow, Department of Genetics — Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ


Research Mentor: Tetsuya Nakamura, Ph.D.
Investigation of the molecular underpinnings of fin shape evolution in African cichlids.

Navon et al. (2020). Hedgehog signaling is necessary and sufficient to mediate craniofacial plasticity in teleosts. PNAS, 117 (32): 19321-19327.


Navon et al. (2017). Genetic and developmental basis for fin shape variation in African cichlid fishes. Molecular Ecology, 26 (1): 291-303.


Parsons et al. (2016). Foraging environment determines the genetic architecture and evolutionary potential of trophic morphology in cichlid fishes. Molecular Ecology, 25 (24).