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Maren Vitousek

November 8, 2016

Maren Vitousek
Maren Vitousek

Maren Vitousek, assistant professor, ecology and evolutionary biology
Academic focus: evolutionary physiology, behavioral ecology
Previous positions: senior research associate, Cornell Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, 2013-15; postdoctoral researcher and Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Colorado, 2008-12; International Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute, 2008-09
Academic background: B.A., Amherst College, 2002; M.A., 2004, and Ph.D., 2008, Princeton University
Last book read: “Your Inner Fish: A journey into the 3.5-billion-year history of the human body” by Neil Shubin
In her own time: traveling, being outdoors, playing with my two daughters
Current research projects: understanding how the physiological stress response helps organisms cope with challenges, and how stress exposure can have permanent effects on behavior and physiology
What most excites you about Cornell: The diverse community of scholars here – including many with interests related to biology