Michigan State University
PhD candidate, NSF Graduate Research Fellow
August 2011 — Present
Doctoral student in the Integrative Biology Department and Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior. Degree expected Spring 2016.
Major advisor: Kay E. Holekamp, Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, University Distinguished Professor of Zoology
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nora_Lewin?ev=hdr_xprf
I am studying physiological and social predictors of aging within the spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta). I conduct research both in our lab at Michigan State University and in the field at our research site in Kenya's Masai Mara.
Lewin, N., Treidel, L.A., Holekamp, K.E., Place, N.J., & Haussmann, M.F. (2015). Socioecological variables predict telomere length in wild spotted hyenas. Biology Letters, 11(20140991):1-4. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0991
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I also have experience in teaching and assessment and have led undergraduate study abroad courses (Kenya, Indonesia, Malaysia).