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Lauren NeelI am currently a Master of Science student in Biology at Georgia Southern University.  My research interests broadly include the eco-physiology and evolution of lizards, particularly in understanding the physiological mechanisms that lizards employ to cope with environmental stressors, and how these processes can bring about evolutionary change.  For my Masters thesis I am examining the effects of thermal opportunity and habitat on sprinting performance in two populations of the Florida scrub lizard, Sceloporus woodi.  While pursuing my BS degree at West Chester University I gained valuable field and research experience working with university professors, as well as international researchers while studying abroad in Central America.  The skills I learned while at West Chester have heavily influenced where I am today and the kind of researcher I am becoming.