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Patrice Kurnath Connors, PhD, received a Bachelor of Science from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York in 2006. After working at Yale University and UC Berkeley, she earned her doctoral degree from the University of Utah in 2016.

She teaches general human biology laboratory and principles of animal biology at CMU. She has also taught courses in mammalogy, ecology and human physiology.

Connors works in the field of ecological physiology, and she is broadly interested in how mammals physiologically respond to changes in their environments. More specifically, she has been investigating how small herbivores balance the challenges of eating toxic diets with thermoregulation. Students interested in working with Connors should stop by her office for a chat or set up a meeting via email. When you meet, be sure to ask her about March Mammal Madness!

Visit Patrice Connors' website.