Levi is a third-year student at the University of Virginia, majoring in Environmental Science and Anthropology with an interest in ecology. He began working in the Hopkins lab in the Summer of 2016.
Over the summer he contributed to the Hellbender research project by assisting with deploying hellbender nest boxes, and performing routine box maintenance. When not working in the field, Levi worked with the Virginia Tech Mass Spectrometry Incubator in developing a procedure to simultaneously extract the lipids, metabolites, and proteins from Hellbender serum. These components were analyzed with mass spectrometry to compare the serum of brooding hellbenders to that of non-brooders.
Levi plans to continue exploring his research interests and pursue graduate school in the future.