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Primate Behavior Fulbright Scholar from Madagascar will start Ph.D. in the fall

Fulbright Scholar Eliette (Noro) Noromalala is busy wrapping up her Graduate Career at CWU in the Primate Behavior Program. She is researching the black-and-white ruffed lemur, a critically endangered species.

Noro is studying the parasite patterns in black-and-white ruffed lemurs and how this may be affected by climate and feeding behaviors.  She performed careful analyses in the lab to identify and count parasites present from samples collected in Madagascar.  She also mentored an undergraduate student who will be continuing this work. She has presented this work at the 2022 Northwest Anthropological Conference and is preparing a journal article for submission.  Noro's thesis committee chair, Dr. April Binder said that she is an outstanding and thoughtful student who will be continuing her education and start working on her Ph.D. at the University of Texas – Austin this fall. The Graduate School sincerely wishes her the best as she continues her journey of research and learning.


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