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Nora Lewin

Nora Lewin

Where do you work?

Lansing, Michigan Area

NSF graduate research fellow interested in careers within industry.


Michigan State University

PhD candidate, NSF Graduate Research Fellow

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:

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).

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