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Welcome Wyatt Toure!

Wyatt Toure

Wyatt is at STRI as a visiting researcher for three months investigating the behavioural consequences of evolved differences in the neuroanatomy of Heliconius and non-Heliconius butterflies as a result of being awarded funding through McGill’s NSERC-CREATE in Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Sustainability program. He is a graduate student at McGill University’s Department of Biology in Montreal, Canada working with Professor Simon Reader where he researches the factors that constrain behavioural plasticity in Trinidadian guppies. His research interests lie broadly within evolutionary biology, animal behaviour, neurobiology and genomics. In addition to research he is interested in the storytelling of science which he pursues by producing scientific videos.

Welcome Lina Melo!

Lina Melo

Lina recently finished her bachelor’s degree at the University of Los Andes in Colombia. She is actually doing a three-month internship assisting Laura Hebberecht and Fletcher Young’s projects, and is collecting life history data to unravel the secrets of the expanded mushroom bodies of Heliconius butterflies. In addition to insects, Lina admires spiders a lot, and she is interested in pursuing a master’s program focused on sexual behavior. Lina has worked before in Gamboa attending Laura Southcott’s doctoral project and is happy to be back.

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