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Investigating mechanisms behind variation in color of killifish

Growing up in South India, Ratna Karatgi found herself moving between cities as her dad relocated for work. Though living in the city meant she was not exposed much to wildlife early on, she quickly became interested in zoology after working as a volunteer at the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust, an educational outreach-focused reptile zoo. There, she says that presentations and experiments by visiting researchers lit the spark for her.

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