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Drosophila Research Technician

Email: ehowans@clemson.edu




Elisa Howansky, originally from Westminster, SC, has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Lander University. They graduated with the Honors Medal and pin for successfully completing the Honors College program. This included a working abroad experience in the Galapagos with the Arnaldo Tupiza Tortoise Breeding Center. During their time at Lander, they were a part of Lander’s Ecology Research Team where they presented their research on animal behavior at USC Upstate’s Research Symposium, Lander’s Academic Symposium, and the Association of Southeastern Biologist’s annual meetings in 2022 and 2023. They are soon to be published for their research on white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) and their behavioral responses to human and predatory disturbances. They were also elected for and served in a leadership role for the Psi Theta chapter of Beta Beta Beta, where they started a weekly trail cleanup program open to all students.


Elisa has an interest in bioinformatics and animal behavior. They will be joining the Mackay / Anholt lab as a Drosophila Research Technician where they will be working on the lab’s ongoing research projects.