Uniformity is not nature's way; diversity is nature's way.
- Vandana Shiva
Melissa Ingala, Ph.D.
Richard Gilder Graduate School
The American Museum of Natural History
I am a biologist in the Perkins lab at the American Museum of Natural History. My research focuses on understanding the dynamic relationships among Neotropical bats and their symbiotic microbes and endoparasites. I also try to understand how these relationships are shaped by evolutionary history, host ecology, and the broader environment.