STEMculture Podcast

STEMculture Podcast is a podcast focused on improving the culture of STEM by talking about topics that affect graduate students, postdocs, early career researchers and more.

Graduate Student Success

Graduate students need more development of skills and techniques to be successful in their masters or PhD. Here, I share the techniques and skills that have worked for me.

Hormones from the right and left earplugs of baleen whales

Are trends in hormones from the right and left earplugs of the same individual baleen whale the same?

Pregnancy events from earplugs

Progesterone, the pregnancy hormone, plays a huge role in population dynamics when extracted from earplugs.

CMHD/EEO Graduate Student Society (CEGSS)

A graduate student society to increase camaraderie among graduate students of the Biology Department of Baylor University for the two tracks: cellular, molecular, health & disease/ecology, evolution, & organismal biology.

Burning the candle from both ends

There are three stress biomarkers that the marine mammal field is interested in right now: cortisol, corticosterone, and aldosterone.

Hormone comparison between right and left baleen whale earplugs

Do hormones in the right and left earplugs from the same individuals match? What does ''baseline'' mean for hormones?

Hormones and stable isotopes in claws of ringed and bearded seals.

Ringed and bearded seal claws have dark and light bands which correspond with the winter (dark) and summer (light). Sampling these bands provides ~10 years of hormone and stable isotope data.

Steroid hormones in three biological matrices from the same individuals

I examine stress and sex hormones in the earplug, baleen, and blubber of the same individuals to ascertain the consistency of hormone deposition.

Women in Science and Engineering at Baylor University

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) at Baylor Univerity: We aim to support each other, make STEM more inclusive, and mentor new faculty.