Aaron Pomerantz grew up in Los Angeles, California, with a passion to understand how the natural world works. After completing a B.S. in Entomology at the University of California, Riverside, he completed a M.S. in Molecular Biology at the University of Florida. He then spent two years as a Field Biologist at the Tambopata Research Center, a remote research outpost in the Peruvian Amazon. During that time, Aaron has been involved in numerous science communication efforts and received grant funding from the National Geographic Society to apply novel technology to fieldwork, such as origami-based microscopes and handheld gene sequencers. He is currently in a Ph.D. program in the Integrative Biology department in Dr. Nipam Patel’s lab at UC Berkeley, interested in how butterflies are able to produce such an incredible array of colors through the use of pigments and structural coloration.
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Talks with this Speaker
Aaron Pomerantz goes on a journey to the Amazon rainforest to decode butterfly color. (Talk recorded in May 2017)
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