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I am Professor and Chair of the Department of Biology/Toxicology at Ashland University in Northeast Ohio where I teach courses in anatomy and physiology, vertebrate biology and marine biology.  My research background is in marine biology and comparative physiology, while my current work centers on the evolution and development of the vertebrate lens and the function of proteins that prevent lens opacities, or cataract.  I spend way too much time on my computer and thought I would leave some (pseudo) permanent mark on the web.  I blog mainly about comparative physiology (especially vision), fishes (get it? – fish eye view?), my research and teaching and science happenings in Northeast Ohio.  I have a long attachment to the Northern Outer Banks of North Carolina and blog about that as well.  Please leave a comment (even if exceptionally brief) so that I know my work is not in vain. Please?