Nathan Smith

Grad Teaching Assistant
Graduate Assistant/Associate
TEMPE Campus

Student Information

Graduate Student
Animal Behavior
Liberal Arts & Sciences


am an Animal Behavior PhD student interested in studying the
relationships between nutritional and cognitive ecology. I received
a BS in Biology with a minor in Anthropology from Juniata College in
2013. As an undergraduate I studied site restoration following
mortality of an invasive allelopathic tree species with Dr. Norris
muth, tested a method for mapping DNA damage on the genomic scale
under Dr. Peter Dedon at MIT, and analyzed the mechanism of
retrotransposition in Saccharomyces cerevisiae for my honors thesis
with Dr. Jill Keeney.

Research Interests

Behavior, nutritional ecology, ecology, evolution, ecological
constraints on evolution.