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Megan Papczynski

I began my undergraduate studies at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT.  After relocating to Indiana, I graduated from IU in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences.  I joined the Boyd lab in January of 2012. 

My research interests include behavioral ecology and hormonal control of social behavior in vertebrates.  Currently, I am working with Dr. Boyd to investigate peptide control of reproductive behavior in the African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis.  I am also interested in freshwater ecology and conservation.

I grew up in northern Saskatchewan and later moved to Bozeman, Montana. While living in Bozeman, my study interests shifted from microbiology to fish and wildlife bio, as I spent more time exploring the rivers and mountains of southwest Montana and northern Idaho.  I enjoy hiking, camping and travelling.   I would love to someday head back west to pursue a career in fisheries or wildlife management.