Dean Hazel Sive edits volume detailing African frog research and best practices that informed her ‘life’s work’

Hazel Sive, the dean of the College of Science and professor of biology at Northeastern University, has edited “Xenopus: A Laboratory Manual,” a new textbook that presents “a comprehensive collection of experimental procedures for research using Xenopus,” according to the publisher’s webpage.

Xenopus — a genus of African frog — make for versatile experiments, as they are “easy to rear and maintain, and large sample sizes of embryos and later stages are readily obtained.”

In an email, Sive wrote that she developed a course on Xenopus over 30 years ago, teaching it through Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, adding that it is still ongoing. “My goal was to teach researchers how to look after their frogs with kindness and respect, and about the powerful methods that can be applied to this model system.”

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