Hi, I’m Kristin! 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 cells affects their ability to form unique, motile groups that swim together in Peromyscus mice. I got my Ph.D. at Cornell University in Animal Behavior, where I studied female mating behavior in a beetle species and dabbled in the arachnid world studying sperm transferring behavior in pseudoscorpions. While in graduate school, I realized how insular 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