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Nora Lewin

Nora Lewin

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Lansing, Michigan Area

NSF graduate research fellow interested in careers within industry.

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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

Website: https://www.noralewin.com
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.

Publications:
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


News coverage of research:
http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2015/02/stress-shaves-hyenas-chromosomes
http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2015/social-status-has-impact-on-overall-health-of-mammals/
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150312112300.htm
http://telomerejournal.com/2015/03/telomere-research-on-social-status-in-hyenas/

I also have experience in teaching and assessment and have led undergraduate study abroad courses (Kenya, Indonesia, Malaysia).

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