Jesse Balaban-Feld


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  • Organization
    Saint Louis University

  • Role
    Scientist Mentor: I will mentor teams of students online

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    Animal behavior, invertebrate ecology, reproductive behavior, mate choice, evolution, sexual selection, sexual conflict, learning and memory, bayesian updating, Drosophila melanogaster; community ecology, species diversity, dominance structure, impact of exotic invasive species; plant-insect interactions; conservation biology, GIS; scientific literacy, outreach, and education.

  • Profile Question 1
    Do you have advice for students about preparing for a science career?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    Read as much as you can! Find what field of science, or what field of biology most interests you and learn as much as you can about it. If you are truly interested, check out a few primary literature sources and see what kind of research is going on today!

  • Profile Question 2
    What is tough about being a scientist?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    Sometimes, the best science comes from failures. You have to pick yourself up and move on to the next idea, because not all ideas and experiments work out.

  • Profile Question 3
    What is best about being a scientist?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
    The best part about science is that there will always be infinite questions left to answer. Every time someone makes a new discovery, it opens up more questions.

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  • Availability
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  • Capacity: How many teams at a time are you comfortable working with?

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