Advisor: Fred Dyer
I study the effects of the social environment on foraging behavior and motivation in bumblebees. I also indirectly study the effects of bee stings on various parts of the body.
I'm studying cognition in spotted hyenas. In particular, I'm investigating some predictions of the social intelligence hypothesis by examining the social factors that affect inhibitory control and I'm also looking at the effects of urbanization on behavioral flexibility.
Advisor: Sarah Evans
I study how genetic information moves between microbes in the soil matrix. Specifically, my research focuses on how horizontal gene transfer influences the resiliency of soil microbial communities in the face of environmental change.
Advisor: Jason Gallant
I research the development of pain resistance by studying the evolutionary arms race between grasshopper mice and their biochemically defended prey.