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Back in Tanzania #DispatchesDNLee 2015

More science and cultural adventures from #DispatchesDNLee 2015 as DNLee returns to Tanzania for her third research trip studying the natural history and behavior of African giant pouched rats, called panya bukuu locally...

June 23, 2015 — DNLee

Why the Charleston 9 are on my heart and mind

Reflecting on the tragic and traumatic massacre of Cynthia Hurd, Rev. Clementa Pinckney, Rev. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, Tywanza Sanders, Ethel Lance, Depayne Middleton-Doctor, Susie Jackson, and Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr...

June 22, 2015 — DNLee

You Should Know: I'm a Scientist, Get Me out of Here KENYA

The You Should Know Series introduces readers to science, engineering, tech innovators, researcher, communicators, and educators. DNLee has returned to Tanzania for a five-month research visit to study the natural history and behavior of African giant pouched rats and while in the Great Continent she'll be highlighting the great science, tech, and enginneering innovation happening in Africa...

June 8, 2015 — DNLee
You Should Know: CaT Bobino and In The Know Science Show

You Should Know: CaT Bobino and In The Know Science Show

Welcome to the twenty-eighth installment of You Should Know, where I give my own #ScholarSunday salute to Scientists, Science Communicators as well as Science Blogs, Websites, Podcasts and Video Programs you may not yet know about...

April 26, 2015 — DNLee
Earth Day 2015: 7 #BLACKandSTEM Environmental Scientists you should follow today

Earth Day 2015: 7 #BLACKandSTEM Environmental Scientists you should follow today

1. Dr. Dawn Wright Dr. Wright is Chief Scientist of the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) and a professor of Geography and Oceanography at Oregon State University. Her research interests in seafloor mapping and tectonics, ocean conservation, and environmental informatics contributes to the overall understanding of climate, ocean science and environmental conservation issues of our day...

April 22, 2015 — DNLee
#DNLeeLab: Rethinking my feeding enrichment biases

#DNLeeLab: Rethinking my feeding enrichment biases

I’m rethinking my feeding enrichment protocols. My pouched rats, Cricetomys gambianus and C. ansorgei, are food generalists but in the lab we feed them commercially available rodent or rabbit chow...

April 16, 2015 — DNLee

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