High School Teacher, Cherry Creek High School
Conley comes to us through the National Teacher Revolution: Teachers Researching Evolution, a program through the Kellogg Biological Station funded by BEACON: NSF Center for the Study of Evolution in Action.
Conley says "I am interested in this lab because it explore a type of research that I am not familiar with. The principles and research techniques that explore behavioral plasticity can be included in the classroom setting to enhance scientific inquiry among high school students."
She will working with Kim Dolphin this summer to get hands-on research experience and learn techniques that she can bring back to her classes.
PhD student, University of Southern Denmark (Syddansk Universitet, SDU)
Through Tanya we discovered that it is a requirement of PhD programs in Denmark to go on an "environmental exchange" to meet new people and do some networking. Now we all wish we'd gone to school in Denmark! Tanya is part of a group called Sound Communication and Behaviour and is from the lab of Jakob Christensen-Dalsgaard.
Tanya says: "I am studying the development of the middle ear and hearing in amphibians. Previously I’ve done physiological studies (auditory brainstem response (ABR)), biophysical (laser vibrometry - measuring vibrations of the eardrum and body induced by sound), and anatomical studies (µCT, Inouye staining and old school dissections). To add yet another dimension and to throw myself out in very deep water, I thought that I might try my hand at ISH. Since you guys do that and because of your interest in evo-devo, it felt like a good match." She will be be focusing on in situ hybridization (ISH) and histology this summer.
Follow Tanya on Twitter: @TanyaLauridsen