I am currently an NSF postdoctoral fellow at the University of Maryland in College Park, where I study the evolution of sperm. Specifically, I am looking at how the shape of sperm affects their swimming ability and likelihood to form multi-cell groups that swim together in Peromyscus mice. I got my Ph.D. at Cornell University in Neurobiology and Behavior, where I studied female multi-male mating behavior in a beetle species. While in graduate school, I realized how insulated academia and the scientific research community are from the world at large. Let’s fix that together! I’ll post about cool things I’ve learned or come upon, and you read and share these cool science stories. Deal? Deal.
— K Hook