The SNAP: Sex aNd Aging Project 

SNAP (Sex aNd Aging Project) is a community science effort that aims to connect pet hobbyists with IISAGE scientists to build a comprehensive database including life history data from pet fish, amphibians, and reptiles.

Our Zooniverse site is where you can join our collaboration. By creating a Zooniverse account, you can enter your pet information and then email us a photo of your pet and help grow our knowledge of fish, amphibians, and reptiles.

Please visit our Zooniverse website for more information about joining our project!


IISAGE members attend the Chicago Reptile Show in Tinley, Illinois from October 7-8, 2023.

The Chicago Reptile show is an annual conference that spans four cities: Tinley Park Illinois, Dallas Texas, St. Charles Missouri, and Schaumburg Illinois. Many of the world’s top reptile breeders attend these shows, inviting the general public and breeders alike to meet them up close and personal. Our IISAGE community members from Dr. Tony Gamble’s lab had the opportunity to connect with these reptile hobbyists and engage them with SNAP (Sex and Aging Project).

Lab technicians Tru Hubbard and Julie Lovas Steinbach from Dr. Gamble’s lab working the booth at the Chicago Reptile Show.