“One Fish, Two Fish, 17,500 Fish”

JCCC Scholars Lecture on “Understanding the Diversity of Fishes”

Dr. Holcroft will present an overview of a large collaborative project to which she is contributing to reconstruct the evolutionary relationships among the euteleost fishes using data from their anatomy, development, and genes.


Who: Dr. Nancy I. Holcroft, Associate Professor of Science
When: Wednesday, February 18, at 7:00pm
Where: M.R. & Evelyn Hudson Auditorium, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Johnson County Community College
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Dr. Holcroft’s LinkedIn Profile

Although a few days belated, what better way is there to celebrate Darwin’s 200th Birthday and the 150th anniversary of his historic publication, On the Origin of Species!  After all, we are just modified fish…

Hope to see you there!



Author: Eric Kessler

I am a high school teacher in the Blue Valley School District who has taught a Bioscience Research course at the district's Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) since 2010. Previous to this teaching gig I was at Blue Valley North High School where I taught freshman Biology and Honors Biology, Field Biology, Zoology, and AP Biology for the past 18 years.

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  1. Thanks for the heads up – it’s perfect timing for me to offer this lecture as an extra credit opportunity for students. In class we’re doing protein electrophoresis of fish muscle proteins then developing a cladogram as part of our unit on evolution.

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