ESP Biography

VICTORIA ALLEN, PhD student interested in all aspects of biology

Major: Integrated Program in CMBS

College/Employer: Columbia University

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Born in New York City, raised in Florida, I attended Amherst College for my undergraduate education and have almost finished my PhD work. My project uses fruit flies to investigate the signaling pathways involved in the host's response to infection. I have always loved the outdoors, and especially snorkeling over coral reefs. I traveled through nature preserves in South Africa doing ecology fieldwork for my study abroad. After I graduate, I hope to help document how humans are changing the environment. I love to cook & to read. I keep an indoor garden and always have interesting pets.

Past Classes

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S291: Pigeons, Pets, and Pizza Rat: The non-human animals of Manhattan in Splash Splash Fall 2015 (Nov. 14, 2015)
Humans dominate the city, but there are plenty of other animals if you know where to look. This zoology course will examine the animals that co-exist with us in the heart of the City.