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Jake Wood

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Originally from SoCal, I grew up fascinated by marine biology, specifically shark science. I followed this passion through my undergrad and am currently working on my Master’s thesis on Neurocrania Morphology of shark taxa as it relates to species ecology. My other interests include scuba diving, Pokken Tournament and pitbulls.

I am currently a research assistant at DePaul University in the Shimada Lab. My research focuses on the morphology of shark neurocrania (both extant and extinct groups) in relation to their ecology.

I graduated from UCSD with a Bachelor’s in Marine Biology.


JMIH Annual Conference 2022 Poster Presentation
Spokane, WA

DePaul University Graduate Showcase, 2022
Poster Presentation
Chicago, IL

Professional Memberships

ASIH Liason, 2023

ASIH Book Raffle Sub-Committee

ASIH Workship Sub-Committee Member

Get in touch

Reach out to Jake by email, jwood34@depaul.edu, or using the social icons below.


The Impact of Temperature Induced Vertebral Anomalies on C-Start Swimming Performance On Temperature Anomalies in Astyanax Mexicanus

Master’s Thesis | DePaul University | 2023

Kaleigh Arnold, Windsor E. Aguirre

Advisement Committee: Terry Grande (Loyola University), Jason Bystriansky (DePaul University)

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