Member since: April 28, 2012
I am a PhD student at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. I have been fascinated by wild animals since I was a child, and have dedicated my career to the scientific study of amphibians.
I'm originally from North Central Indiana and received my undergraduate degree in Biology from Ball State University. While at Ball State, I first began my interest in science and herpetology. After I graduated, I attended Eastern Kentucky University and obtained my Masters degree while studying how constructed wetland habitat affects amphibian communities.
My PhD thesis revolves around unisexual salamanders. I am interested in many aspects of these unusual animals, from evolutionary genetics to physiology. As a scientist, I consider being a communicator as part of my job description. I want to use my passion for science to make science engaging for students of all ages.
For more information about me or my work, visit my blog at http://rddenton.blogspot.com/ and/or follow me on twitter @RD_Denton