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Year at UW: Fourth

About me: I am a student in the Neurobiology Honors program. I am a double major in neurobiology and psychology, with a minor in chemistry. I have not taken any honors classes- my work for honors consists of writing a thesis in a lab of my choosing. I have been working with my current lab for two years now. We work with big brown bats in order to observe how big brown bats learn and develop echolocation, as well as to characterize how shifts in hormone levels lead to behavioral and aural changes. As the hormones of the big brown bat fluctuate with season and temperature, it is important to observe this and apply it towards global climate change. As bats in the USA are already threatened by white nose syndrome, anything we can do to understand social and reproductive behavior of bats could help them to survive. As such, I am more then happy to help with questions about any of my degrees, and also any questions you may have about lab work.

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By Phone: 206-409-9992

Email: barrk2@uw.edu

Academics

General area(s) of study: Natural Sciences

Current or intended majors: Neurobiology and Psychology

Current or intended minors: Chemistry

Activities

Research: Audition, Animal Research, Ethics of Animal Research, Ethology, Research in Psychology, Research in Neurobiology

Campus Jobs: Laboratory Technician

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