Nicole Okuthe

Mentor: Dr. Marianne Espeland
College of University of Florida, Natural History
 
"I enjoy working with butterflies and discovering new information about them."

Major

biology

Minor

N/A

Research Interests

  • Butterflies
  • biology
  • genetics

Academic Awards

  • Florida Pell Grant/2013 to present
  • Flordia Medallion Scholars/2013 to present
  • Federal Direct Subsidized Loan/2013 to present
  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan/ 2013 to present

Organizations

  • African Student Union
  • Black Student union

Volunteer

  • butterfly research at the McGuire Center Spring 2015

Hobbies and Interests

  • Drawing
  • painting
  • reading

Research Description

Molecular and Morphological Species Delimitation of Forsterinaria (Euptchiina, Nymphalidae, Lepidoptera)
extracting and amplifying DNA from various Forsterinaria butterflies and studying male and female genitalia in order to delimit species.