Current lab members

Dr. Diego Safian CONICYT postdoc fellow (Comisión Nacional de Investigación Cientifíca y Tecnologíca, Chile)

(Co-supervised by Prof. Geert Wiegertjes, Wageningen University)

Project: maternal immune tolerance in live-bearing fishes

Tiffany Ernst  

(Co-supervised by Dr. Aniko Korosi, University of Amsterdam)

PhD project: maternal effects in live-bearing fishes

Henri van Kruistum

(Co-supervised by Dr. Hendrik-Jan Megens, Wageningen University)  

PhD project: comparative genomics of live-bearing fishes

Myrthe Dekker  

PhD project: sexual selection in live-bearing fishes

Laura Staal  

(Co-supervised by Prof. Wertheim & Dr. Olivier (University of Groningen) and Dr. Plosch (University Medical Center Groningen) 

PhD project: The role of the placenta in transmitting disturbed serotonin levels from the maternal environment: a comparative study with livebearing fish, rats and humans 


Dr. Andres Hagmayer  

Date PhD degree: 26 February 2021

Title: Benefits and drawbacks of the placenta in live-bearing fish

Dr. Elsa Magnolia Quicazan Rubio 

Date PhD degree: 18 September 2019

Title: Swimming performance and morphology of pregnant fish

Dr. Mike Fleuren

Date PhD degree: 19 December 2017

Title: Reproductive adaptations to reduce locomotor costs in viviparous fish (Poeciliidae)