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[vc_title title=”About Me” title_align=”text-center” title_tag=”title_h1″]

I study how host behavior influences risk of infection with parasites, and how parasites subsequently change host behavior and correlations between host phenotypic traits. I’m particularly interested in parasites that manipulate the phenotype of their hosts to increase the parasite’s likelihood of transmission. I am currently a Huxley Fellow at Rice University in the BioSciences Department.

E-mail me at: Weinersmith (@) Rice (dot) edu

[vc_title title=”Education” title_align=”text-center” title_tag=”title_h1″][vc_education][vc_education_single edu_title=”Ecology” edu_loc=”University of California, Davis” edu_level=”Ph.D.” edu_year=”2014″][vc_education_single edu_title=”Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology” edu_loc=”Bowling Green State University” edu_level=”M.S.” edu_year=”2007″][vc_education_single edu_title=”Biology, Honor’s Program” edu_loc=”Bowling Green State University” edu_level=”B.S.” edu_year=”2004″][/vc_education][vc_title title=”Grants, Fellowships, and Awards” title_align=”text-center” title_tag=”title_h1″][vc_award][vc_award_single award_title=”National Science Foundation Symposium Funding” award_date=”2013″ award_content=”Awarded for “Meeting: SICB 2014 parasitic manipulation symposium, Austin, Texas 3-7 January 2014.“ Lead PI: Zen Faulkes”][vc_award_single award_content=”Awarded for talk entitled “Two manipulative trematode parasites modify the physiology and behavior of California killifish (Fundulus parvipinnis)“” award_title=”American Society of Parasitologists Outstanding Student Paper Award” award_date=”2012″][vc_award_single award_content=”Writing year fellowship awarded for “Parasites and personality: Interactions between behavior and physiology of hosts and their parasites“.” award_title=”American Association of University Women Dissertation Fellowship” award_date=”2012″][vc_award_single award_title=”UCD Graduate Group in Ecology Block Grant Fellowship” award_date=”2012″ award_content=”Two quarter fellowship.”][vc_award_single award_title=” UCD and Humanities Graduate Student Research Grant” award_date=”2012″ award_content=”Awarded for dissertation research.”][vc_award_single award_content=”Awarded for “Dissertation research: Reciprocal interactions between host behaviors, steroid hormones, and parasites“.” award_title=”National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant” award_date=”2011″][vc_award_single award_content=”Awarded for “Parasites and personality: Behavioral and hormonal interactions between California killifish and their behaviorally manipulative trematode parasites“.” award_title=”Animal Behavior Society Student Research Grant” award_date=”2011″][vc_award_single award_content=”My crowdfunding campaign (“Zombie Fish“) raised $5,000 to buy cameras to record behavioral assays.” award_title=”SciFund Challenge Round 1″ award_date=”2011″][vc_award_single award_title=”UCD Department of Environmental Science and Policy Travel Grant” award_date=”2011″ award_content=”Awarded to present at the Animal Behavior Society conference.”][vc_award_single award_content=”Awarded to conduct research at the University of California Natural Reserve System, UCSB Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve.” award_title=”Natural Reserve System Mildred E. Mathias Graduate Student Research Grant” award_date=”2009″][vc_award_single award_title=”UCD Peter J. Shields and Henry A. Jastro Research Fellowship” award_date=”2009″ award_content=”Awarded for dissertation research.”][vc_award_single award_title=”UCD Department of Environmental Science and Policy Travel Grant” award_date=”2008″ award_content=”Awarded to present at the Animal Behavior Society conference.”][vc_award_single award_title=”UCD Graduate Group in Ecology Block Grant Fellowship” award_date=”2007″ award_content=”Four quarter block grant fellowship.”][/vc_award]