Kyphuong LuongBrain Control of the Sex-Changing Fish Bluehead Wrasse University of Utah
Kyphuong Luong received his B.S. in neuroscience from the University of California, Riverside
and his M.S. in health sciences from Montana State University. Currently, he is working on his
Ph.D. in biology at the University of Utah. Kphuong’s main interest is the neurological basis of
behaviors (neuroethology). In particular, he is studying courtship behaviors in the bluehead
wrasse, a coral reef fish from the Caribbean Sea. These special fish have the ability to change
from female to male as they become more socially dominant. Kyphuong is interested in how the
brain of these fish change as they stop behaving as females and start behaving as males.
Kyphuong used to enjoy video games, board games, and photography before he became a father.
Now he spends most of his time with his son.