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Secret Life Snap Shot #13 – #14

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Zebrafish play a huge role in Cancer researcher/Shofar player Len Zon’s life. With over 3000 fish tanks in his lab, he has one of the largest aquaria in the world.

Len’s laboratory has worked on the zebrafish as a model for human disease, with great results (see our “Fishing for Answers” video).

Here is last year’s annual lab picture, where the group pays homage to the zebrafish. “I am pround of this group,” says Len. “We added stripes to the picture this year.”

Dr. Zebrafish, I presume?

“Here I am as first trumpet in the high school band,” says Len. “I love playing trumpet, and it is a big part of my life. I play first trumpet in the Longwood Symphony.”

See Len Trumpet!

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Joshua Seftel

    Executive Producer Joshua Seftel’s love for science started at a young age. He was a Pre-Medical Sciences major in college, and his first job out of school was as a high school physics teacher. Meanwhile, Josh discovered a passion for filmmaking and made his first documentary, the Emmy-nominated “Lost and Found” (1992), about the plight of Romania’s orphaned and abandoned children. He hasn’t stopped making films since, including “Taking on the Kennedys” (1996) and “War, Inc” (2008) starring John Cusack, Marisa Tomei, and Ben Kingsley. Josh also directed the first season of “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” and helped develop the Emmy-nominated PBS children’s show “Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman.” He has long been committed to public broadcasting and is a frequent contributor to “Nova Science Now.”