Portrait: Jeff Mumm

Camera: Leica Monochrom
Exposure: 1/250
Aperture: f/2.4
Focal Length: 50mm
ISO: 800

As part of my visit to Johns Hopkins, I got to sit down with Jeff Mumm for meetings and dinner.  Jeff was one of the early folks in the zebrafish community, and it has been fun watching him be one of the champions of new model systems, not to mention his work in retinal regeneration.

Work in zebrafish has been crucial after the biomedical research community “standardized” on mouse and human systems because of the genetic revolution in the 1980’s and 1990’s.  We lost a huge number of model systems when that happened, and the reintroduction of zebrafish as new model systems allowed an explosion of work, particularly in development, vision, and sensorimotor systems.

Dinner was a riot, learning more about the people behind the science, including their passions and motivations. Looking forward to more conversations and meals with Jeff to talk about science and more.

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