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  • In stickleback fish, dads influence offspring behavior and gene expression

    University of Illinois animal biology professor Alison Bell, left, and doctoral student Laura Stein study how stickleback fish dads influence the behavior of their young.

    University of Illinois animal biology professor Alison Bell, left, and doctoral student Laura Stein study how stickleback fish dads influence the behavior of their young.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • To reach Alison Bell, call 217-265-5469; email alisonmb@illinois.edu.

    The paper, “Parental care in a fish: epigenetics and fitness-enhancing effects on offspring anxiety,” is available online or from the U. of I. News Bureau.