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About Dr. Chris Andrews
Steinhart Aquarium Director California Academy of Sciences
Before he joined the California Science Academy, Andrews served as the Director of Husbandry and Operations, and later as the Senior Director of Biological Programs, at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. He also worked as a Curator at the London Zoo, where he was involved in the design process for a new Aquarium and Invertebrate House. A British native, Andrews was born in Bath, where he nurtured a childhood fascination with reptiles and amphibians. Herpetology is still a hobby for him, although he wrote his dissertation on fish parasitology and has focused most of his research efforts on the parasites and diseases that afflict fish. He is also interested in water chemistry and its impact on the health of fish populations, as well as the captive reproduction of fish under controlled conditions.