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Due to the weather, the Museum is closed on Tuesday, January 27. All Tuesday programs and some Wednesday programs have been cancelled. Please check here for a full list, and check back for regular updates.

The Museum will be open on Wednesday, January 28, during regular hours, from 10 am to 5:45 pm.

Regular updates will also be posted to our Facebook page and Twitter account (@AMNH).

John Sparks's Research

Research activities are currently focused on investigating the morphological and functional evolution of specialized hearing in cichlids (supported by NSF) via comparative studies of the otophysic (gas bladder-inner ear) connection in this clade, as well as neuroanatomical studies directed toward reconstructing mid- and hindbrain evolution in cichlids using 3D imaging (MRI) and traditional histological techniques. Via collaborative physiological studies with colleague Chris Braun (CUNY/Hunter College), we are directly measuring the auditory abilities of cichlids using ABR methodology.

John Sparks's research

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