About the Sulikowski Lab at ASU

The Sulikowski Shark and Fish Conservation Lab is housed within New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences School of Mathematical & Natural Sciences at Arizona State University. https://newcollege.asu.edu

The lab’s research is dedicated to the study of charismatic fish such as sharks, skates and rays. By studying movement patterns, growth rates, reproductive biology, resiliency to climate change and fishing pressure, Sulikowski and his team of student researchers discover ways to more effectively manage, conserve and utilize fish populations.

Our group is diverse and promotes equity and inclusion.Undergraduate and graduate students are critical to the lab’s research. The involvement of dedicated, responsible and motivated students is not only essential to advance understanding of the ecology of fishes, but it also provides a steppingstone for the training of future marine scientists.

About James Sulikowski

Dr. James Sulikowski is a marine biologist and professor at Arizona State University. He has 25 years of experience working with cartilaginous and bony fish. He has more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and his research has garnered more than $13 million in external grant funding.

James has appeared on numerous local and national television shows including the Today Show, Ocean Mysteries, the BBC, Discovery Channel and National Geographic. Dr. Sulikowski has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Denison University, masters’ degrees in marine biology (Nova Southeastern University) and physiology (Depaul University), as well as a Ph.D. in Zoology (UNH).