Insect Low Temperature Biology
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Betty Paton

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I received my BSc from the University of Toronto in Cellular and Molecular Biology, with minors in Physiology and English. I didnít engage with insects until my final year of my degree, when I took an entomology course as an elective, and immediately decided to transition into becoming a bug person.

 My MSc research investigates how freeze-tolerant crickets protect their brains from damage during freezing. I use behavioral and electrophysiological methods to look at how differences between freeze-tolerant and freeze-intolerant neural tissue manifest.

 When Iím not in the lab, I like to read, take walks, and play Dungeons and Dragons with my friends.

 If you want to talk more about my research (or my hobbies), send me an email!

Betty is a white woman lying on a giant stag beetle.