I love being in nature. I grew up spending a lot of time in the outdoors and I'm an avid hiker, backpacker and nature observer. I'm passionate about both understanding it and conserving it. Currently I'm a researcher in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Center for Tropical Reserach at UCLA.
How the zebra got its stripes is a mystery. I’m working to solve this mystery by identifying the genes responsible for striping and discovering what they can tell us about advantages that striping may have for zebras