Clancy Short, Graduate Student

Project Title
Fly Puberty: How do Caribflies know if they have enough protein for courtship behavior?
Time Commitment
6-10 hours/week
Possible Co-Authorship
Project Description

Animals store up nutrients to make it through hard times and reproduction, when their nutritional needs are greater than their nutritional intake. However, to make the right decision about whether or not to reproduce, an animal must have some measure of how much nutrition it has stored up. My research focuses on how insects, the most numerous and diverse animals on the planet, might measure their stores of protein. The work I need would involve animal care, behavioral observation, and molecular technique training.

Contact Info


Phone: (574) 238-8045