The Kane Lab


About us


What makes organisms good at what they do? What helps them survive and adapt? We research feeding, locomotion, and links between these functional systems to understand complexity and its consequences. Our study organisms are often fishes.


Teaching happens both in and out of the classroom, and includes both graduate and undergraduate students. The goal is to nourish an appreciation of knowledge, foster critical thinking ability, and teach skills useful for a student's career.


Our philosophy is that academic research should be accessible to anyone who is interested. Part of this initiative is to maintain our blog to help make research transparent. Our guppy kit program will be used to supplement evolution education in and around South Georgia.

The scientist does not study nature because it is useful, we study it because we delight in it, and we delight in it because it is beautiful.‚Äč

Henri Poincaré

Ebenezer Creek, Rincon, GA

Material and images © Emily A. Kane unless otherwise noted.

Opinions are our own and do not reflect those of Georgia Southern University or our funding agencies.

All use of vertebrate animals is approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee at the institution where the work was completed.

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