Israt Jahan

Israt Jahan

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Contact Information

DegreeDoctorate of Philosophy in Natural Resource Sciences with a specialization in Applied Ecology
Address244 North Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE
Advisor(s)Mark Pegg
Chris Chizinski


My Story

Hi I am Israt Jahan, an Applied Ecology PhD student at SNR. My research investigates how the gut microbiome could prepare the host for better acclimation when stocking in different habitats. The pilot experiments will be conducted in the fish lab before implementing them in the natural habitat of the Missouri River and its tributaries. Since the gut microbiome in fish varies including habitat and species, ample background study is needed before field implication. In 2023, we will study how bacterial dysbiosis occurs after transferring fish from their natural habitat to a hatchery environment and which group of microbes fish will need for a better survival rate in the wild. Our goal is to propose sustainable ways to conserve native fish species in their natural habitat by manipulating related gut microbiomes.

When I am not in school I love to go out and spend time with my family. We love to grow our food in the community garden, bike ride on the trails around the city, and hike in Holmes Lake and Pioneer Park prairie are our favorite activities.

I was the IANR Student Spotlight in December 13, 2022. Read More



DegreeMajorInstitutionYear Awarded
Bachelor of ScienceFisheriesUniversity of Dhaka
Master of ScienceBiologyEastern Illinois University



TitleAwarded byYear Awarded
Othmer Fellowship2023



Areas of Interest/Expertise

  • Fisheries biology
  • Aquatic ecology
  • Gut microbiome
  • Fish stress physiology