Noah DeFino

University Fellows Cohort Member, 2019-2020
PhD Student, Entomology GIDP
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Noah is a doctoral student in the Entomology and Insect Science Graduate Interdisciplinary Program. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Muhlenberg College with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, and has worked as a research assistant at Case Western Reserve University and for the University of Wyoming-National Park Services Research Station in Grant Teton National Park. His research will focus on how an insect's interactions with its environment affect the physiological and neurological processes that coordinate its behavior. Noah is particularly interested in how context dependent behaviors are affected by changes in environment, such as competition, predation, available forage, and climate change. In addition to his research, he wants to expand the roles academia and research have in creating an inclusive society and socially just scientific communities. At the UA, he will continue his work in building support networks for underrepresented and historically marginalized populations. Outside of his academic pursuits, Noah enjoys drawing, board games, and reading comic books.