Iris Levin, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Iris has been studying birds since 2003 when she fell in love with research on a foggy island in the middle of the Bay of Fundy. She has worked with small passerine birds, Galapagos seabirds, and now studies the secret lives of barn swallows (pictured on left). Contact Iris if you are interested in getting involved in research at Agnes Scott College!
Iris teaches Integrative Biology I and ecology courses (including Disease Ecology, Ecology, Behavioral Ecology).
Undergraduate research students
Alina Ibrahim '19 Alina is a junior at Agnes Scott College from Stone Mountain, Georgia and has also grown up in India. She is currently majoring in public health and is on the pre-vet track. She would one day like to work with either wildlife or exotic pets and is interested in ecology and conservation. Alina's research is on the effects of nestling sex and growth on variation in telomere length. Her research is supported by an Advantage Award from Agnes Scott College
Jazz Stephens '18 Jazz is currently studying biology at Agnes Scott College with minors in German and chemistry. She enjoys working with small animals and plans to pursue a doctorate in veterinary medicine. Jazz's project investigates how variation in incubation behavior contributes to variation in telomere length. Her research is supported by the Leonard Doerpinghaus Biology Student Excellence Fund.
Vaughn Wicker '19 Vaughn is currently a junior at Agnes Scott from Atlanta, Georgia. At Agnes Scott he is majoring in biology and has a minor in mathematics. As such, Vaughn has a growing interest in ecology and population dynamics. Vaughn is currently looking at how nest parasites influence nestling telomere length. His research is supported by the Goizueta Foundation STEM Success Initiative.
Maya Djordjevich '17 Maya was an Agnes Scott student from Bethesda, Maryland. She majored in Biology with a minor in Public Health and graduated cum laude. Maya is currently applying to vet school and she is interested in working with wildlife and doing conservation research. Maya analyzed videos of barn swallows feeding their 8-day old chicks. Her research investigated whether a male's level of social interactivity with his mate (measured via proximity loggers) predicted his parental behavior. She presented her work at SPARC and at the annual Wilson Ornithological Conference and she's currently contributing to a publication of her research! Maya's conference travel was supported by an Advantage Award from Agnes Scott College.