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

Lyndsey Pierson

Graduate Program: M.S. Thesis

Major Professor: Dr. Michael Ferkin

Research Interest 

Is it cliché to say that I am interested in everything? The study of how animals live, their behaviors, and their reactions to changes in their respective environments has always fascinated me. My primary goal at Memphis is to learn as much as I can about how research works, the ways in which I can develop and carry out various experiments, and, of course, how to write and convey my findings to the scientific community which will ideally lead to increased insight about my chosen species, the meadow vole, Microtus pennsylvanicus, and other small mammals like it.

My research focuses broadly on animal behavior, and more narrowly on the effects that phytoestrogen diet supplements have on the sexual behavior (i.e. the attractivity, proceptivity, and receptivity) of meadow voles.


Office Location: Ellington Hall 335

Fall 2014 Office Hours

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