It's been a while! This spring has been pretty crazy, with lots of travel for work (and some for fun), outreach events, and running experiments. I am looking forward to presenting some of my favorite results here in the upcoming weeks.
At the end of February, I participated in an outreach event with Hoke Lab Ph.D. student Kim Dolphin. In collaboration with the wonderful Pinhead Institute based in Telluride, we traveled to multiple elementary, middle, and high schools in southwestern Colorado. Using live guppies, we demonstrated basics of neurobiology, natural selection, genetics, and animal behavior. The guppies were champions, and the students were excited, sharp, and asked incredible questions. this area of the state is often underserviced, as it is difficult to access and far from most of Colorado's university campuses. We had a wonderful time and can't wait for our next outreach event, Expand Your Horizons, coming up next week, and to continue working with The Pinhead Institute!
You can read a small write-up of our event in Montrose here.