Julie Jung, Ph.D. candidate in the Warkentin Lab

Julie Jung, a Ph.D. candidate in the Warkentin Lab, had an image featured on the cover of the Journal of Experimental Biology volume 223 (24), alongside a recently published paper. The paper was titled, “Multimodal mechanosensing enables treefrog embryos to escape egg-predators,” and the image shows fluorescing neuromasts on a red-eyed treefrog embryo. Julie, alongside Karen Warkentin and Shirley J. Serrano-Rojas of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, examined red-eyed treefrog hatching in response to mechanosensory information. You can read the full paper here.

In addition to being on journal’s cover, Julie’s paper was also highlighted in “Inside JEB” with an editorial titled “Lateral line helps premature treefrogs evade jaws of death.” Congratulations Julie!