Physiological ecology. Physiological mechanisms underlying life-history strategies, with an emphasis on understanding the hormonal and cellular mechanisms of aging in birds. Current research is focused on examining how variation in stress responsiveness and exposure to stressors influences telomere dynamics.

Seminar: “Longevity, Life-history Trade-offs, and Life-experiences: Are Telomeres an Important Link?”

Biological Science, Molecular Biology
PhD, Indiana University , Evolution, Ecology, & Behavior, 2007
BS, University of Minnesota, Biology, 1995
animal behavior or ethology migratory animals and birds telomeres longevity stress responsiveness cellular mechanisms