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Suzanne Pinar

PhD Student, Social ecology/microbial interactions

Advisors: Dr. Roger Schürch and Dr. Scotty Yang

Research Interests: My interests revolve broadly around how Red Imported Fire Ants interface with varying environmental biological factors and how it affects their behavior in the context of maintaining colonial integrity, including disease states and distribution regulation either together or separately. I seek to have an interdisciplinary and integrative approach, in addition to developing novel technological detection systems. I hope to better understand how social organisms adapt to their external environment and the principles that govern them.