Entomology Ph.D. student at University of California, Riverside
Hannah is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Yamanaka lab studying insect puberty using fruit flies! More specifically, she is interested in the interactions among the environment, insect hormones, and insect physiology. Hannah wants to know how changes to an insect's surroundings, such as fluctuations in temperature, can affect their hormones, which would in turn affect how an insect develops and grows up into an adult! In her free time, Hannah cares for over 25 house plants, her 4 year-old black cat, and many Madagascar hissing cockroaches. She also dabbles in art on the weekends.