College of Arts and Sciences Department of Biology
Lyndsey Pierson Contact Information

Lyndsey Pierson

Graduate Program: Ph.D. Pre-Candidate

Major Professor: Dr. Michael Ferkin

Research Interest 

My research focuses on the impact of phytoestrogens on the sexual behavior of meadow voles, Microtus pennsylvanicus. Specifically, I am interested in discovering how exposure to these exogenous plant-derived estrogens affects olfactory communication, social interaction, behavioral development, and cognitive performance of voles.  Phytoestrogens have been shown to be both estrogen receptor agonists and antagonists, making their influence on animal behavior diverse and difficult to predict.


Office Location: Ellington Hall 335

Spring 2015 Office Hours

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