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. 

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I'm joining the Smithsonian as a Global Genome Initiative Postdoc in Fall 2020!



Richard Gilder Graduate School
American Museum of Natural History
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