Dr. Gabi Rennebeck is a developmental biologist with experience in three model systems: mice, zebrafish, and flies. She received her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin. During her Ph.D., Dr. Rennebeck worked in the laboratory of Dr. Karen Artzt, and her research project focused on the development of the notochord in mice. As a postdoctoral fellow, she worked in the laboratory of Dr. William Talbot, and her work focused on the role of nodal in the early events of axial development in zebrafish. She did a second postdoctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Dr. Douglas Harrison, studying the JAK/Stat signaling in Drosophila. As a research scientist, she also worked with the aging of hematopoietic stem cells, the role of TGF-b in prostate cancer and the role of regulatory T-cells (Tregs) in ovarian cancer. During her scientific career, Dr. Rennebeck has contributed to several published research and review articles and has presented at local and national conferences. She is currently a lecturer and laboratory coordinator in the Biology department at Trinity University. Her research interests focus on understanding the role of quaking in the underlying mechanisms of heart regeneration in zebrafish. Dr. Rennebeck’s favorite aspect of being a scientist is designing meaningful laboratory experiences for students that reflect contemporary environmental issues.